Preventive healthcare in people with asthma
This section contains guidance and information about strategies to help improve asthma control in people who already have asthma, in addition to asthma medicines.
It includes a summary of key points about lifestyle factors (smoking, nutrition, physical activity and healthy weight), which are already the focus of broader chronic disease preventive health strategies in primary care.
Table. Preventive healthcare in people with asthma Please view and print this figure separately: http://www.asthmahandbook.org.au/table/show/86
Detailed information about these factors and related comorbidities is available elsewhere in this handbook. See the following sections:
- Allergic rhinitis and asthma
- Comorbid conditions and asthma
- Healthy eating for asthma
- Obesity and asthma
- Physical activity and asthma
- Smoking and asthma
Other prevention measures
For information on preventing asthma from developing in people without asthma, see Primary prevention of asthma.
In this section
Managing lifestyle factors that could affect asthma management, including smoking, nutrition, healthy weight and physical activity
Maintaining appropriate immunisation according to risk group, including influenza and pneumococcal vaccination
Considering the patient’s general health during asthma management, including comorbidities and mental health