What does your asthma control score mean

Wondering what your asthma control score means in Propeller? Let’s break it down to see what it means and why it matters.

Very-Poorly-Controlled

How did you get here?

If you are 12 years old or younger

  • You reported having symptoms in Propeller every day this week.
  • Your Propeller sensor recorded that you had to use your quick acting inhaler every day this week.
  • Your Propeller sensor recorded that you had to use your quick acting inhaler 16 or more times during the night this month, between 10:00 PM and 5:59 AM.

If you are 13+ years old

  • You reported having symptoms in Propeller every day this week.
  • You reported having symptoms in Propeller more than 2 days this week.
  • Your Propeller sensor recorded that you had to use your quick acting inhaler every day this week.
  • Your Propeller sensor recorded that you had to use your quick acting inhaler 8 or more times during the night this month, between 10:00 PM and 5:59 AM.

How you may be feeling?

  • tired, less energy, working harder to breathe, scratchy throat, headaches, hard to concentrate, frequent coughing, sneezing, clear runny nose, chest tightness, wheezing, not resting well/at all

How does this affect you day to day?

  • no energy, moody, can’t stay on task, more coughing, wheezing starts to be more constant, muscles in the chest and stomach area may start to hurt, working harder to breathe, favorite activities are hard to do, missing work/school

What can you do?

  • Go see your doctor. Take your information from your Propeller account with you. It will show your doctor how often you have been using your rescue inhaler, the signs and symptoms you noted when you took a dose and trends graph that shows how you had been doing prior to coming to your appointment.

Not-Well-Controlled

How did you get here?

If you are under 12 Years Old

  • You reported having symptoms in Propeller more than 2 days this week.
  • Your Propeller sensor reported you having to use your quick acting inhaler more than 2 days this week
  • Your Propeller sensor recorded that you had to use your quick acting inhaler more than 2 times during the night this month, between 10:00 PM and 5:59 AM).

If you are 13+ Years Old

  • You reported having symptoms in Propeller more than 2 days this week.
  • You reported having multiple symptoms in Propeller at anytime this week.
  • Your Propeller sensor recorded that you had to use your quick acting inhaler more than 2 days this week
  • Your Propeller sensor recorded that you had to use your quick acting inhaler 2 or more times during the night this month, between 10:00 PM and 5:59 AM.

How you may be feeling?

  • get tired easily, some coughing, some wheezing, slight headaches, poor concentration, moody, not resting well, sneezing, scratchy throat, breathing harder/heavier

How does this affect you day to day?

  • loss of energy quickly, hard to do activities, can’t complete tasks quickly, might miss school/work

What can you do?

  • Are you taking your controller daily? If not, it’s time to start taking your controller DAILY as directed.
  • Know your triggers and start avoiding them; if they are not always avoidable use your rescue inhaler before being exposed to them or directly after being exposed.
  • See your doctor if you are not lasting 4 hours between rescue inhaler doses and bring the information from your Propeller account that shows how often you are taking your rescue inhaler with the signs and symptoms you note, and the trends that all your information has formed regarding your asthma. This record helps you have good, honest conversations about your asthma with your doctor and so together you can build strategies to control it better.

Well-Controlled

Congrats! We hope you are feeling fantastic and are spending your time doing all of the things that you enjoy!

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