Asthma symptoms are triggered by inflammation in the airways. The safest and most effective way to control swelling in the airways is with the use of daily inhaled corticosteroids, NOT by reliever medicines. Reliever medicines only provide temporary relief of symptoms, they do not reduce inflammation. There are a number of reliever medicines on the market, not just Ventolin. If you need your reliever medicines more than 3 times a week, your asthma is poorly controlled and you need to see your doctor. For more information, click on the “Medicine” tab on this asthma website.
The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a tool available for Albertans to learn what the air quality around various Alberta communities means to individual health, especially respiratory health risks. Click here to learn more about the index.