To confirm an asthma diagnosis, your doctor will check your medical history and evaluate common symptoms such as frequent coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or tightness in the chest.
Your doctor may also conduct:
If your doctor suspects you have asthma, they may use a medical device called a spirometer to check and measure how well your lungs are functioning.
Treatment usually involves inhalers and rarely oral medications (only in severe cases). There are 2 types of inhalers:
Depending on the severity of your asthma, your doctor may prescribe only one or both inhalers with different dosages and frequencies of use.
A correct inhaler technique is fundamental in ensuring optimal asthma control. Therefore, your doctor might assess your inhaler technique during your follow-up sessions.