This test is often part of routine blood work, and you may have already completed one. Ask your doctor about a blood test for your asthma, especially if you:
- Frequently use a fast-acting rescue inhaler to control your asthma symptoms
- Wake up at night because of your asthma symptoms
- Have had to take oral steroids for your asthma
- Have had asthma attacks that required emergency care
These can be signs of severe asthma that is uncontrolled and could be e-asthma.
If you and your doctor think you may have e-asthma, it might be time to talk to an asthma specialist.
Respirologists and Allergists are doctors with special training on how to manage asthma. A routine blood test can help them identify people with elevated eosinophils.
- Sometimes called a “lung doctor,” a Respirologist specializes in helping people with breathing problems such as asthma.
- An allergist specializes in identifying allergies and their triggers
Talk to your
Download a checklist of questions to help guide a discussion with your doctor about e-asthma.
Create a Lungprint to understand your asthma
Take a questionnaire that will help you and your doctor gain a better understanding of your individual experience with severe asthma.