Do I have asthma? Getting a diagnosis

3) What can you expect after diagnosis?

  • Your healthcare professional should explain to you what the term ‘asthma’ means for you, as well as giving some written information or refer you to additional information like on line resources.
  • You will probably start on some treatment depending on the severity of your symptoms and shown how to use your inhalers correctly.
  • You will be invited back for regular ‘review’ by your healthcare team.
  • You should not be afraid to ask any questions at this ‘review’.
  • If your asthma is causing difficulties with your day to day activities or affecting your finances, your asthma nurse can help by making a referral for equipment, to social services or possibly a benefits review.