You and your doctor will create an asthma action plan. This is a plan you will follow to help control your asthma and handle asthma attacks. Medications and lifestyle changes are the mainstay of asthma treatment. Alternative and complementary therapies are also under investigation to determine whether they may play a role in treatment, as well.
The goals of treatment are:
- Relieve acute symptoms
- Reduce underlying inflammation
- Remove triggers
- Prevent future exacerbations
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatmentsAlternative and complementary treatments
At this time, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of asthma.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 10/2012 -
- Update Date: 10/11/2012 -