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Part of asthma management is understanding asthma symptoms and what happens in your airways. Why? This knowledge can help you understand:

  • What triggers your asthma
  • When you need to use quick-relief (“rescue”) medicine
  • When you are having an asthma emergency

When you know these things, you can better control your asthma. With well-controlled asthma, you can reduce your chances of missing work, school, and activities you enjoy. You also reduce your risk of going to the emergency room, staying in the hospital, and even dying from asthma.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has a resource to help you understand asthma signs and symptoms. Visit our webpage to learn more about:

  • Common signs and symptoms of asthma
  • Signs and symptoms of an asthma episode or attack and what to do in an asthma emergency
  • The three asthma zones – Green/Go, Yellow/Caution, and Red/Danger
  • How to prevent and treat asthma symptoms
  • How to know if your asthma is uncontrolled and what tools you can use to monitor your asthma
  • Why your asthma may get worse at night

It is important to stay up to date on news about asthma and allergies. By joining our community and following our blog, you will receive news about research and treatments. Our community also provides an opportunity to connect with other patients who manage these conditions for support.


Medical Review: Content summarized from which was reviewed July 2021 by Bradley A. Becker, MD, and January 2022 by Mitchell Grayson, MD

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