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3 Mistakes That Might Be Making Your Asthma Worse

Pulmonary medicine doctor Mani Latifi, MD , shares three asthma pitfalls to avoid so those inhales and exhales stay nice and smooth.

1. Don’t shove your asthma action plan in a drawer

Your asthma triggers are unique to you — that’s why every person diagnosed with mild-to-severe persistent asthma should have an asthma action plan. Don’t have one? Then stop right now and message your provider to request one.

If you do, make sure to keep it handy. “Most problems occur when you don’t follow your plan,” Dr. Latifi explains. “Your plan outlines all the do’s and don’ts, so it’s easy to stay one step ahead of an attack.”

The plan is all about maintaining your peak flow rate, which measures how fast air moves out of your lungs, he says. To get this number:

When your asthma is well controlled, your provider records your rate using a peak flow meter. At home, continue to measure your peak flow, so you know if you’re closing in on troubled

Asthma inhalers are approximately $150 without insurance...is this right?

I read this on a previously asked question here on the site. Is the price really that high? I have no insurance. I was told I had mild asthma back in my early teen years and was given an inhaler. It went away and it come back every once in a good while


Yes. my daughter is on one that is over $200 a month. Thank god for now she is on medicaid, not sure what we are gonna do when they cancel her which should be any day now.
But there are loads of things you can do to help yourself. Wrap your bed


Yes. my daughter is on one that is over $200 a month. Thank god for now she is on medicaid, not sure what we are gonna do when they cancel her which should be any day now.
But there are loads of things you can do to help yourself. Wrap your bed

i have bad asthma and am currently uninsured?

i recently ran out of all my emergency relief medicine (inhaler, steroids, and nebalizer albuterol) and also my preventative medicine (advair) and because im uninsured at the moment i cant afford refills. is there anyway i could get the medicine without


Call your Doctor and ask for a free clinic nearby. Go to the free clinic and tell them your situation they'll check you out and give you the medication you need (I used to volunteer at a free clinic). Advair is almost useless if you don't take it everyday.


pick up a small job like mowing someones lawn or shoveling a laneway 1nce every 2 weeks, just spend a couple hours working something small

if your not into working, syphon gas out of peoples cars in your neighbourhood, just like a couple


You could find a free clinic in your area and make an appointment there. They should be able to help you with these medications. Free clinics do not advertise so you usually need the address/phone number from your local hospital or your doctor's clinic