Manage your asthma

There are tried and tested ways to help you stay well with your asthma

How can I manage my asthma well?

Managing your asthma well will significantly cut your risk of an asthma attack – but there are other benefits too.

What are the benefits of managing my asthma well? 

Getting into a good routine and managing your asthma well will mean:

  • You get no daytime symptoms
  • You get no night-time waking due to asthma
  • You don’t need to use reliever inhalers (usually blue)
  • You don’t have any asthma attacks and don’t need emergency treatment
  • Your lungs don’t suffer long-term damage
  • Asthma doesn’t limit your daily life (including working and exercising). 

If you’ve been diagnosed with severe asthma, please go to our severe asthma section where we have lots of specialist advice.  

Not sure how to manage your child’s asthma? Visit our section on managing your child’s asthma for simple expert advice.


Last updated January 2021

Next review due January 2024