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Long-Term Treatment

After the diagnosis of bronchial asthma has been made and the initial therapy has taken place, your doctor will work with you to develop a long-term therapy concept so that you experience little or no symptoms in everyday life.

The aim of long-term therapy is that you can live a normal life. If asthmatic complaints affect your quality of life, the therapy must be optimized!

Depending on the symptoms, the therapy is either intensified (increased) - "STEP UP" or reduced (reduced) - "STEP DOWN". As a rule, you should have a check-up with your doctor every three months. To do this, you can take part in a so-called "Disease Management Program" as offered in Germany (not all countries offer these programs). If your doctor or health insurance company does not offer this, then you can do this with the IWIMED guideline in order to always stay fit.

If your symptoms increase, you should of course consult your doctor immediately in addition to the planned examinations. In the case of minor complaints or no symptoms, the examination periods can be extended to 6-12 months.

Prof. a.D. Dr. Andreas Sönnichsen

Andreas Sönnichsen

Head of the Department of General Medicine and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna

Prof. a.D. Dr.

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