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.
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
Watch our video:
How it works - Asthma Care
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 Ohioans
- Causes 20,000 hospitalizations and 70,000 emergency room visits each year in Ohio
- 10 Americans die from asthma each day
- Columbus, Cleveland and Dayton: Ranked in the top 20 most challenging places to live with asthma
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 and mold. Other common irritants include cigarette smoke, fumes, paint and perfume, exercise and respiratory illness such as colds and 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 medication when 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 getting worse. It also provides guidance on when to call your healthcare provider or when to go to the emergency room.