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You can manage your asthma by knowing the warning signs of an asthma episode, avoiding your triggers, and taking your medicine exactly the way your doctor has prescribed. Monitoring your breathing and taking your medications every day will help you control asthma over the long term. You may still need emergency medications during an asthma attack. When you control your asthma:
- You can decrease symptoms such as wheezing or coughing
- You can reduce your hospital and emergency department visits
- You can lessen absences to school or work
- You can participate in physical activities
- You will sleep better