Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult because your airways become inflamed. One in six children in the San Joaquin Valley have asthma — the highest level in California.
Avoiding asthma triggers, taking medications to prevent symptoms, and preparing to treat asthma episodes is the best way to manage the condition.
The outpatient Asthma Education and Management Program at Community Regional Medical Center helps asthma patients achieve long-term control and management of their asthma symptoms.
During your asthma education visits we'll explain what asthma is, create a personalized asthma action plan for you, and teach you and your family:
- Techniques to manage your asthma
- The difference between rescue and preventative medications
- How to properly take your asthma medications
- How to look for, avoid and minimize asthma triggers like pets, mold, or proximity to highways or dusty farm fields