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Call the Lung Health Information Line

1-888-344-LUNG (5864)

Our certified respiratory
educators are ready to take your questions
(M-F 8:30am-4:30pm)

Take the Asthma Control Check

WHAT’S THAT WHEEZE? Many people with asthma miss work, skip sports or wake up during the night because of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath. But with proper care and monitoring, you can reach asthma control. Below you will find tools and advice on how to regularly check up on your asthma, and what to do about it if it does get out of control. To ensure that you are getting the proper treatment, you should continuously keep an eye on the disease and communicate with your doctor.

If you answer YES to any of these questions, speak to your health-care provider about the right medications for you to take control of your asthma.

  1. Do you have to use your reliever inhaler four or more times a week?
  2. Do you have asthma symptoms four or more days a week (cough, wheeze, difficulty breathing)?
  3. Do you ever have difficulty exercising or playing sports because of asthma?
  4. Do you wake up one or more nights a week because of asthma (cough, wheeze, difficulty breathing)?
  5. Have you missed school or work days in the last month because of asthma?
  6. Do you ever have asthma flare-ups (worsening of cough, wheeze, difficulty breathing)?
Questions about your breathing?

Call the Lung Health Information Line at 1-888-344-LUNG (5864), or email us at info@lungontario.ca. Our certified respiratory educators are ready to take your questions (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)