Fast Five Quiz: Asthma Control and Long-term Outcomes

Zab Mosenifar, MD


July 08, 2020

Figure 1. A woman using an asthma inhaler

Asthma control is assessed by the level of symptom control and a patient's risk for adverse outcomes. Even if a patient has few asthma symptoms, other factors can increase the chance of exacerbations. These risk factors include issues around medication (eg, poor adherence, incorrect inhaler technique), comorbidities (eg, obesity, chronic rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease), environmental exposures (eg, smoking, allergies, air pollution), lung function, and more.

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