Thanks for your query.
You have to follow the following steps-
1. First you have to confirm whether you have asthma
or COPD. For that you need to undergo spirometric testing with reversibility. If there is obstructive pattern with reversibility then you have asthma and if there is only obstructive changes with no reversibility then you have COPD
2. Secondly you have to assess the control of your asthma or COPD symptoms based on symptoms, asthma control test (ACT) , COPD assessment test (CAT).
3. IF you have uncontrolled situation then you need to step up your persisting therapy to acheive the necessary control.
4. You never ever start smoking. You have to maintain smoking cessation
5. You may take influenza
and pneumococcal vaccination
to decrease the exacerbation rate.
6. You may undergo pulmonary rehabilitation
programme to increase your exercise tolerence and reduce the morbidity.
All you can get after consulting a good pulmonologist.
I think my informations will be of great help to you.
If you have further queries you can write back to me.