The ultimate goal of treatment is to keep your asthma well controlled with the least amount of medication necessary. At first, you may need more intensive therapy to achieve rapid control over symptoms. Then, as you gain control over your asthma, your medications can be reduced (or “stepped down”). This is particularly important when it comes to inhaled steroids.
Health Tip of the Day
Vitamins and minerals, while important, are simply one part of an overall plan for good health. Use them along with other well-established health care recommendations and treatments, not in lieu of them. If you�re worried about lung cancer, for example, quitting smoking will have a much greater impact on your health than taking supplements.… Read More
If you've had a heart attack, bypass surgery, or angioplasty, it's especially important that you keep your cholesterol in check and tend to other risk factors. In fact, if you have heart disease or are at high risk for developing it, your cholesterol goal will be lower than it is for people with less risk.… Read More