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Live Healthy Asthma Care

Do you or a family member have asthma or a breathing problem? The UnitedHealthcare Live Healthy Asthma Care program may help you breathe easier.

The program is designed for members with asthma who are five years of age up to and including members who are 64 years of age. The program provides educational materials to help teach members about asthma and how to control it.

What is asthma?
Asthma, a treatable lung disease, affects more than 22 million people in the United States. It is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, affecting more than 6 million children1. With proper education, people with asthma can lead active lives.

Asthma cannot be cured, but you can control it. Asthma causes your airways to tighten, swell, and become clogged with mucus. Even when you feel good, the swelling and mucus are there and you can have an asthma attack. You can learn the early warning signs of an asthma attack and how to help prevent attacks.

How can I manage my asthma?
Talk with your doctor and work together to create an Asthma Self-Management Action Plan (ASMA) This plan will help you know what medicines to take and when to call your doctor. If you can't follow the asthma action plan, tell your doctor and discuss options. Talking with your doctor is the first step toward managing the disease. Don't be afraid to ask questions or discuss your concerns. Write down the questions you may have before your doctor's visit. Learning about your asthma puts you in control. There are new medications to relax your airways and reduce swelling. It is important to take the correct medications and know what to do when you have an attack. Many things may cause an asthma attack. Examples are dust, animals, mold, pollen, and changes in the weather.

If you do not have a written Asthma Self-Management Action Plan, use our ASMA Plan in English (). Print one off to take to your next doctor's appointment.

What is the Live Healthy Asthma Care Program?
Members enrolled in the Live Healthy Asthma Care Program receive educational materials to inform them about their asthma.

Read our Asthma Newsletter (English) / (en Español)

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2005. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, EPR 3, 2007. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 2005

 




 

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Medical Home
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Asthma Control Test (ACT) - Adult
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Asthma Control Test (ACT) - Child Ages 4 to 11
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Asthma Self-Management Action Plan (ASMA, English version)

4 booklets available by calling 1-800-369-2704, option 4:
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