Get A.H.E.A.D of Asthma, an initiative launched by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to educate persons with asthma, recommends a formula for communicating effectively with your doctor regarding asthma. First, you must be able to describe exactly how asthma affects you so that your doctor could assess your condition accurately. This is so because the severity, frequency, duration and triggers of asthma differ from person to person. Second, have an understanding of what asthma control is all about so you and your doctor would know if your asthma is under control or not. Third, engage your doctor in a discussion about asthma control. Fourth, answer key questions that can help doctor understand your condition. These questions cover asthma triggers, change in condition since last visit, symptoms (timing and frequency), effect on daily activities, and use of inhaler or medication. Fifth, discuss options for dealing with asthma. In summary, you must make sure that you and your doctor are on the same page or talking the same language to be able to come up with the best approach to controlling your asthma.