Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 19: Noncommunicable Diseases

Student Web Activities - Lesson 5 - Living with Asthma

Living with Asthma


Teens with asthma can usually participate in activities that teens without asthma can do. However, to keep their asthma under control, they must understand and use the tools that are available for managing their condition. On the Web site below, you will learn more about how a person with ashtma can lead a normal, active life.

Link to explore : American Lung Association



  • Start at the American Lung Association Asthma Management Web site.
  • Read the pages under Facts About Asthma and the Asthma Tip Sheet.
  • Take notes as you read. When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create an asthma fact sheet that can be used to help educate other teens about this condition and what they can do to help those who have it.

What is asthma?
What happens during an asthma attack?
List four symptoms of asthma.
What tips can teens follow to control their asthma?
List three important steps a person should remember when he or she has asthma.
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