Living with Asthma

Living with Asthma

Asthma can be managed well when patients are given the tools needed to optimize their self-care. As more information becomes available through the internet, it is important to realize the “information overload” patients may experience with a diagnosis such as asthma. Sorting though this information is a great task for patients and providers alike, though, providers are better positioned to purge this information for each of their patients.

Providing credible resources for patients to explore on their own allows room for improvements in health literacy and patient/provider relations. Patients must have a firm understanding of the reason behind their treatment plans and maintenance therapies, even when they do not feel the symptoms of asthma. Stressing this point is only an option for providers who have gained the trust of their patients. The ability to live with asthma without negative influences on quality of life differs in each patient. It is the task of the provider and healthcare team to enhance patient understanding and encourage them to acquire knowledge that can positively influence treatment outcomes.

Living with Asthma, From a patient’s perspective, visit: https://asthma.net/living/whats-it-like-living-with-an-invisible-illness/