Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways. It makes it difficult for air to get in and out of the lungs, decreasing breath capacity.
Our asthma program is part of our chronic condition management program. We want to help you understand asthma and learn how to live well with it.
Dust, pollen, tobacco smoke, animal dander and exercise are some of the things that can cause asthma to flare up.
By following your treatment plan, there’s a lot you can do to live well. You can manage your condition and work with your doctor to:
- Use medicines correctly.
- Avoid, reduce or eliminate personal asthma triggers.
- Quit smoking.
Contact us for help
To talk with a nurse, call us at 1-800-392-4247 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also fill out a nurse callback form.
For more health resources, including in-depth information about these conditions:
- Log in to your account at bcbsm.com.
- Select Health & Wellness in the blue bar at the top of the page to go to the Blue Cross® Health & Wellness website, powered by WebMD®.
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