Conclusion Many patients fear the diagnosis of asthma and what it will mean to their overall health and wellbeing. As provided above, the stepwise program has been initiated to help control and maintain this respiratory disease for the benefit of both patient and provider in order to enhance the full potential of a patient’s life while still maintaining control over the diagnosis. There are many medications that can be used for both the long-term control and the quick relief treatment of this disease process. When following the stepwise program and prescribing the medications according to the stage of the disease, it will give the patient a sense of control over their own health if they are able to manage their own care and see the results of their efforts. Through each stage of the program, there needs to be extensive education given to each patient in order to propel them on their way to good health and wellbeing. 4
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