According to the GINA report, a diagnosis of severe asthma should be made if difficult-to-treat asthma remains after about 3-6 months of management that includes:
Providing asthma education
Treating comorbidities and modifiable risk factors
Considering nonbiologic add-on therapy, nonpharmacologic interventions, and a trial of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids
Learn more about diagnosing severe asthma.
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