Asthma

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Asthma is a lung condition that makes breathing difficult. Louisville routinely ranks among the most challenging cities to live in with asthma by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness offers asthma management education to help children and families.

Open Airways

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness offers “Open Airways,” a fun and interactive program developed by the American Lung Association. The program is designed to help educate children ages 8 to 13 and their families on how to manage asthma. This free class is offered on Zoom and taught by a certified Open Airways facilitator. Families learn how to identify symptoms of asthma, asthma triggers and warning signs of an asthma attack.

While there is no cure for asthma, it can be well-managed and controlled. Knowing asthma symptoms, triggers and working with your pediatric pulmonologist to create an asthma action plan can help your child successfully manage symptoms.

Norton Children’s Asthma Resources

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