Asthma is a lung condition that can lead to emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and sometimes death. Science continues to make great progress in understanding asthma so that, with proper care, visits to the hospital can be reduced and most people with asthma can have optimal asthma control and live symptom-free lives. Approximately 300 Canadians die from asthma every year, but death from well-controlled asthma is rare and preventable.
Getting diagnosed with asthma by a physician will put you on the path to proper healthcare management and taking control.
Breathe Easy: Diagnosis
Discusses the diagnosis and testing, and answers common questions about asthma. It includes a checklist of questions the patient may wish to discuss with their doctor.[English] [French]