We don’t yet know how to prevent asthma, but there are some things that can lower your chances of having an asthma attack.
To prevent asthma symptoms:
* Learn about your asthma and how to control it.
* Use medicines as directed by your doctor to prevent or stop attacks.
* Avoid things that make your asthma worse as much as possible.
* Get regular checkups from your doctor.
* Follow your asthma self-management plan.
Scientists do not yet know how to prevent the inflammation of the airways that leads to asthma. Scientists are exploring some theories:
* Babies exposed to tobacco smoke are more likely to get asthma. If a woman is exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy, her baby may also be more likely to get asthma.
* Obesity may be linked to asthma, as well as other health problems.