If you’re living with severe asthma, you know how important it is to manage your symptoms so that you don’t have an attack or risk any long-term airway damage. Whether you're recently diagnosed or have been living with severe asthma for quite some time, finding the right treatment for you is paramount to your health and well-being.
These individuals are all living proof that you can enjoy a great quality of life as long as you educate yourself on the condition, understand your symptoms, and stay on track with your treatment plan.
Andrea Jensen, 50 – Diagnosed in 2000
“You can control asthma, and if you feel like your asthma is not controlled, find another medication. Or find another doctor. Or find a treatment plan, because there are so many out there.”
Leigh Lacroix, 44 – Diagnosed in 1992
“A lot of times people think that you’ll get on this medicine and it will work, then you have it controlled. Unfortunately, a lot of times, it’s trial and error. That can be extremely frustrating because when you’re having an attack and what you have isn’t working enough for you, you’re in trouble.”
Robert, 36 – Diagnosed in 1987
"The best thing to do about asthma is relax. And I think having that experience of, like, knowing you need to relax to breathe teaches you to kind of relax in a lot of things, even apart from having asthma."