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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my asthma?

In most cases, a Maple doctor can manage asthma online by asking about your symptoms and condition. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they will be able to assess you, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment like an asthma action plan. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a breathing condition caused by narrowed and swollen airways that produce excess mucus. This makes it harder to breathe, leading to coughing, wheezing, and/or shortness of breath that can range from a minor inconvenience to a potentially life-threatening ailment.

With proper education and symptom management, many people with asthma lead active lives, so determining what triggers cause asthma attacks plays a large role in treating the condition.

What are the symptoms of asthma?

Asthma varies from person to person, but common symptoms can include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Whistling or wheezing when exhaling
  • Coughing
  • Chest pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Trouble sleeping
How can I treat asthma?

While asthma can’t be fully cured, there are things you can do to manage your symptoms once diagnosed.

Treatments for asthma include:

  • Avoiding triggers
  • Taking daily asthma medication
  • Using an inhaler for quick relief when symptoms flare up
What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

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