Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You're likely to start by seeing your primary care doctor. He or she may refer you to a doctor who specializes in asthma (an allergist-immunologist or pulmonologist).

Be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What symptoms have you experienced?
  • Do they start immediately when you start exercising, sometime during a workout or after?
  • How long do the symptoms last?
  • Do you experience breathing difficulties when you're not exercising?
  • What are your typical workouts or recreational activities?
  • Have you recently made changes to your exercise routine?
  • Do the symptoms occur every time you exercise or only in certain environments?
  • Have you been diagnosed with allergies or asthma?
  • What other medical conditions do you have?
  • What medications do you take? What is the dosage of each medication?
  • What dietary supplements or herbal medications do you take?
Oct. 25, 2014

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