Patient Care Overview
Community of Asthma Coaches Helping (COACH):
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that can have a serious impact on your quality of life (QoL). One of the best treatments for asthma is to learn self-management skills in order to take control of your asthma, rather than having asthma symptoms take control of you. Learning asthma self-management has shown to improve QoL, asthma symptoms, and reduce unplanned visits to the hospital. Asthma self-management requires a comprehensive approach to successfully controlling the chronic disease. That is why we've developed the Community of Asthma Coaches Helping (COACH). Our COACH program provides a team of experts in order to help you take control of your asthma We strive to understand how we can help you achieve your best QoL by listening to how asthma affects you. By listening to your unique health care needs, we can create a personalized asthma self-management plan for you to begin taking control of your asthma. Your self-management plan will follow the National Institutes of Health (NIH) asthma treatment guidelines, providing you the most up-to-date asthma treatment options.
Asthma Complications in Exercise and Sports (ACES):
Breathing problems during exercise are extremely common. The majority of people with asthma have exercise induced bronschoconstriction (EIB). In addition, people without asthma can experience EIB. The KU Asthma Center offers specialized care to recreational and competitive athletes, as well as, those who experience breathing problems during routine exercise. To learn more about our ACES program, click here.