Health Tip: Controlling Asthma

(HealthDay News) -- Medication used to control asthma may be used every day, without the fear of becoming addicted, the American Academy of Family Physicians says.

So-called controller medications help prevent inflammation, so users feel better and breathe easier. The academy says the following people may be candidates for a daily controller medication:

  • People who have chest tightness, wheezing or bouts of coughing more than once per week.
  • People whose asthma wakes them up or keeps them up at night.
  • People who have frequent asthma attacks.
  • People who need a quick-relief medication daily to stop asthma attacks.

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