Thanks to modern treatment, most asthmatics can lead a full and active life. In fact, many olympic athletes compete actively in their sport despite asthma.
A person with asthma must play an active role in managing his or her condition. He or she must be educated about asthma and must be willing to improve his or her respiratory condition.
Before asthma can be managed effectively, triggers must first be identified and avoided and the patient must understand the role of asthma medications. Asthma sufferers must also know how to control their asthma. They must be able to recognize when asthma is becoming out of control and adjust medication to bring it back under control.