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Living with Asthma

When you can’t breathe, nothing is more important than getting air into your lungs. Gasping for air can be terrifying. However, for people with asthma, breathing is not as easy as it should be.

Asthma is a lung disease that makes it difficult for millions of Americans to breath. With asthma, the air passages of the lungs become red and swollen. This inflammation makes people extra sensitive to things that can trigger asthma symptoms.

Learning more about asthma is the first step in helping children and adults breathe more easily. If you or a loved one has trouble breathing, you can get treatment help through HealthPartners.

Search our network to find a doctor who treats asthma.

What should I expect at my appointment

If you or your child has asthma, it’s important to have an asthma action plan. An asthma action plan tells you what medicine to take and how to treat an asthma attack. This plan can help you make decisions quickly during an asthma attack. View or print a sample asthma plan here.

How to get started with healthy living support

Sometimes medical conditions get in the way of what's important to you. Don't worry; we're here to help.

If you have a medical condition, we may call you or send you a letter. We’re inviting you to participate in our condition management support. Or, you can sign up online to have a nurse contact you. Partnering with us is free, voluntary and confidential.

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External resources

HealthPartners provides these links as a convenience and for informational purposes. We are not responsible for the content of these sites, nor does this listing constitute any endorsement. If you have medical or health concerns, please consult your health care professional for advice.

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