Whether you have asthma or another condition, the right diagnosis means better quality of life. Following the right treatment plan can improve your physical, mental and financial well-being.
With some conditions, the right diagnosis can be the difference between life and death. Some conditions need to be treated quickly and properly. If you have been misdiagnosed with asthma, you may be using long-term medicines that are not helpful. You would not be receiving treatment for the true cause of your symptoms. Taking certain asthma medicines (such as steroids) unnecessarily may be harmful over extended periods of time. Misdiagnosis can also lead to unnecessary dollars and time spent managing and treating the wrong problem.