#11 – Good asthma treatment but still many symptoms?

What can be done if despite a theoretically correct asthma treatment there are still many symptoms?

This is common, as asthma inhalers are usually given based on international guidelines (such as GINA Asthma). Therefore, even non-specialist doctors are usually able to prescribe the right inhalers. 

If symptoms are still present or there are many asthma attacks, several issues may be happening: 

  • inhaler technique may not be optimal
  • the prescribed doses of medication may not be enough
  • there may still be environmental triggers for the asthma at home or at work 
  • repeated viral infections may be worsening the airway inflammation and leading to a loss of asthma control.
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