Is Your Asthma Under Control? Take the Test Today #30SecondAsthmaTest

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Looking back at family photos from when I was a child, many have me in the hospital receiving treatment for my asthma. To hear my mom tell it, I spent most of my childhood there. Or at least the first few years. My mom was not a smoker and nobody else in my family had a history of it. So how I got it was a complete mystery to my parents. I had a lot of  breathing problems and being a baby, it was very scary for them. 

Fast forward a few decades and I was pretty certain I had outgrown my asthma. I do not remember ever having medication for it and cannot remember having an asthma attack in years. But in recent years my breathing has been strange. When I found out about The 30 Second Asthma Test at AsthmaTest.ca I had to check it out!

Asthma is a fairly common health condition for many people. Not all of us fully understand the symptoms and what these symptoms mean in terms of level of asthma control. In fact, asthmatics tend to overestimate the level of asthma control that they experience and downplay the level of their symptoms. I believe this is something I have done for years. In a recent study, 92% of asthma sufferers believed their asthma was controlled, but in reality 46% did not meet experts’ standards for asthma control. They may hesitate to seek help from their healthcare professionals as they often tend to accept these bothersome symptoms as a part of aging or other conditions and may not be aware that poor asthma control can be modified. This test will help asthma sufferers like me evaluate how well they are controlling their asthma symptoms.  This is a great opportunity to kick-start a conversation with your doctor about asthma relief. I know I will be talking to mine. The Asthma test is geared towards adults (18+).

I found the test to be very helpful in allowing me to quickly evaluate my symptoms. What I had thought was me being ‘winded’ or my environment, may actually be my asthma lingering. 

If you or someone you know has questions about asthma they should talk to their doctor. Take the test and encourage loved ones to do the same. Share the results of the test with your medical provider to see what methods are best for you to take control. I am going to get my family members to take the test as well. I am curious to see what it says. 

What kind of questions does the 30 Second Asthma Test ask?

Do you cough, wheeze or have tight chest because of your asthma?  is one of the questions. There are five in total and it really is only 30 seconds as they are yes or no options. There is a summary at the end of the test with next steps for you to take depending on your results. 

Take the test now and see for yourself!
Do you or someone you love suffer from asthma? Have you taken the 30 Second Asthma test yet? 

 

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Comments

  1. mapleleafmommy says

    The part you said about thinking you’re just getting older of “getting winded” really hit home for me. I’m going to head over and take this test

  2. WE don’t have asthma here but the allergies are absolutely horrible this time of year.

  3. My son has asthma. It was our pharmacist who figured out that he had outgrown his dosage. So important re-evaluate the meds after a growth spurt!

  4. I dated a guy with bad asthma once. It was REALLY scary when he had an asthma attack.

  5. I am so glad that I don’t suffer from this! I have seen people who do and it is SO scary! I can’t even imagine how scary it is for them.

  6. shaunatorres says

    My little miss has allergy induced asthma and it has taken about two years to get to where she is now, not needing her inhaler as much and being more in control. With her, I think we know what to look for and how to be pro-active if we see a flare up occuring

  7. Yikes! Asthma can be really scary. My nephew has asthma which seems under control but I’ll have to show him this test and see what he finds out.

  8. My brothers have really terrible asthma. I know how scary it can be from growing up with them and all their attacks. I’ll show them this!

  9. I don’t have asthma, but this is a great post for those that do. It can be really scary too. I know some kids that had their inhalers in school before and have had to use them in gym class. I’m going to show this to some others I know. Thanks for sharing!

  10. My brother had asthma growing up. Very scary. Thank God he grew out of it.

  11. My hubby has a minor case of asthma. He uses a puffer now and then but allergies are the worse in my family and its that time of the year!

  12. Lisa Bristol says

    I had terrible childhood asthma. I was lucky when i had my kids my asthma got better.

  13. My grandpa had asthma and it was awful but a puffer truly did help him. I love the 30 second test, I hadn’t heard of that before.

  14. Luckily I’ve never had to deal with Asthma! Sounds like a great and short test though!

  15. I never heard of this 30 second test before. I am curious to learn more about it and other ways to manage asthma. I have friends with the disease and I would like to help them.

  16. I’m so blessed because I don’t had an asthma, but my bestfriend need this test she always complaining about her asthma.

  17. I need to share this with my mother in law! Her asthma is so bad this time of year!

  18. Jenna Wood says

    Thankfully I don’t have asthma, but several people close to me do, and being educated about it is just as important as a friend who might have to help during an episode or flare up.

  19. Will make my hubby take the test!

  20. My son had asthma until middle school when he seemed to outgrow it. All the same, I’d like him to take the test.

  21. I do not suffer from asthma but this test & info is good to know and share with loves ones.

  22. asthma s a terrible thing.

  23. a friend of mine has asthma and i feel so bad for her at times. she gets winded and has to be careful a lot of times

  24. As someone who has a cough almost year round and sometimes trouble breathing, I wonder if I have it? Maybe I should get tested!

  25. Thankfully I don’t have asthma, but I have several friends who struggle with it. I will share this post with them so they can take the test!

  26. I have occasional asthma as well as my family – husband and kids! We know it’s important to get diagnosed and take care of it appropriately.

  27. I have a friend who’s asthma is severe. I’m curious if she has tested hers.

  28. simplybeingmommy says

    We don’t have asthma here but I imagine living with it is pretty scary.

  29. I don’t have asthma,but my Dad did and boy oh boy its so scary when they cant breathe

  30. Sounds like a helpful test. I had a friend who had frequent asthma attacks and it was really terrifying.

  31. alalisainfo says

    I used to have awful asthma growing up! Wish I knew about this test back then!

    Lisa Favre
    http://marblecrumbs.com

  32. Luckily none of us suffer from asthma. When I was younger I had a friend who suffered from it and her asthma attacks were terrifying.

  33. No one here suffers from asthma, it can get pretty scary when you see someone having an asthma attack, I’ve only witnessed it a couple times and it scared me!!

  34. Asthma can be so scary!! I am blessed that so far it has not affected our family.

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