If you or a loved one has asthma, you know the daily struggle of keeping it under control. Our health educators can teach you how easy it can be to incorporate healthy asthma living into everyday life so you can feel better and do more.

Our free program provides valuable education and resources, such as:

  • Review of asthma action plans and discussion of how they help prevent frequent asthma attacks, ER visits and hospitalizations
  • Review of current medications and instruction on how to use a spacer
  • Mattress and pillow covers provided at no cost and discussion of how they are an important part of healthy asthma living
  • Medication assistance for low-cost asthma-related prescriptions
  • Education provided by a respiratory therapist and/or community health worker dedicated to you

To enroll for free, call 361.561.8628.

 

What are the symptoms of asthma?

Talk to your doctor if you or your child experiences any of the following:

  • Coughing, especially at night, during exercise or when laughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing

What are some complications of asthma?

Asthma can make even simple, everyday activities more difficult. If left untreated, asthma can lead to:

  • Missing school or work
  • Poor sleep
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Permanent lung damage
  • Hospitalization
  • Respiratory failure

How can I avoid complications from asthma?

There are simple steps you can take in order for you, or your child, to enjoy life without worrying as much about asthma complications. You can:

  • Talk with your health care provider about the best treatment plan for you.
  • Learn how to better control asthma by attending an asthma education course.
  • Work with your health care provider to form an asthma action plan.
  • Take your prescribed medications. If you have trouble affording them, our Medication Assistance Program can help.