Asthma is a serious condition that affects millions of men, women, and children each year. While researchers are still not sure what causes asthma, many advances have been made in asthma treatment and management. While there is no treatment for asthma, there are many ways to control your asthma to avoid asthma attacks and reduce your exposure to the triggers that cause them. Of course, the most important thing you can do for your asthma is to talk to your doctor or an asthma specialist. Developing an appropriate treatment plan, including medications and lifestyle changes, is the best way to keep your asthma under control and avoid flare-ups. We recommend that you work closely with a certified asthma specialist, who can work closely with you to develop an asthma action plan that will work for your specific needs.