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Is your asthma under control?

Control your asthma and breathe easier

Did you know?

  • Most people don’t use their inhalers correctly.
  • You should still take your everyday asthma medicine even when you feel well.
  • Certain health conditions can make asthma worse.
  • You should see your doctor regularly to check on your asthma.

Taking care of asthma can be challenging. Buckeye is here to help. Our care managers make sure you’re getting the right care and support you need to stay in control of your asthma.

Care management

Our care managers are nurses and social workers who can help you better understand and manage your asthma and overall health:

  • Creating your individualized care plan
  • Coordinating care for medical, behavioral and social needs
  • Answering questions on how to take your medicine
  • Accessing community resources
  • Scheduling transportation to your doctor visits
  • Attending doctor visits with you


Asthma Fast Facts

Uncontrolled asthma is very serious and could lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. Know the facts to help you stay in control.

  • Affects 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 12 children in Ohio1
  • In 2020, there were approximately 35,458 asthma related emergency department visits and 3,608 asthma hospitalizations in Ohio1
  • 10 Americans die from asthma each day2
  • Columbus, Cleveland and Dayton: Ranked in the top 20 most challenging places to live with asthma3


  1. Ohio Department of Health, Asthma Program (PDF)
  2. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
  3. Metro Article Oct. 2023

Doctor administering inhaler to child in front of parent. 

Have questions? We have answers.

What are the most common asthma symptoms?

The most common symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest.

What are common triggers for asthma?

Allergies are the most common triggers for asthma, including allergic reactions to dust mites, pollen, pet dander, cockroaches andmold. Other common irritants include cigarette smoke, fumes, paint and perfume, exercise and respiratory illness such as coldsand sinus infections.

Do I need to take medicine everyday if I have no symptoms?

Asthma is a chronic disease that often requires daily medication. It’s a myth that people living with asthma only need medicationwhen they’re experiencing symptoms. Skipping medication, even when you’re feeling better, leads to poorly controlled asthma.

Why do I need an asthma action plan?

An asthma action plan is a written, individualized worksheet that shows you the steps to take to keep your asthma from gettingworse. It also provides guidance on when to call your healthcare provider or when to go to the emergency room.

Green Go Zone! Use preventative medicine.

You have all of these:

  • Breathing is good
  • No cough or wheeze
  • Sleep through the night
  • Can work & play

Yellow Caution Zone! Add quick-relief medicine.

You have any of these:

  • First signs of a cold
  • Exposure to known trigger
  • Tight chest
  • Mild wheeze
  • Coughing at night
  • Cough

Red Danger Zone! Get help from a doctor.

Your asthma is getting worse fast:

  • Nose opens wide
  • Medicine is not helping
  • Breathing is hard & fast
  • Can’t talk well
  • Ribs show

Watch our video:

How it works - Asthma Care