Asthma is a chronic disease with symptoms that can change from day to day. Many asthma patients get used to having symptoms and do not realize that their asthma can be controlled. The information in this section will help you determine if your asthma is under control. It will also help you determine if you have learned what you need to know about asthma, your medications, and treatment options. Regular communication and visits to your health care provider are important ways of making sure that your asthma treatment plan meets your needs, even when your asthma is under control. Understanding asthma can help you control symptoms and prevent attacks.