There are around 300 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma and at least 250 thousand of them die annually from asthma attacks. To put these numbers under perspective, 300 million people is (approximately) the population of the united States and 250 thousand people is the population of the republic africada of sao Tome and Principe. And although asthma can be a severe pathology, under the current global pandemic by COVID-19, patients must have much more care not to be infectedsince , according to the experts, asthmatics are at a higher risk of dying from coronavirus that those those who are not asthmatic.
Physicians also ensures that not only is the risk of death, but the asthmatic, due to their limited lung capacity, tend to pass it much worse to be infected by coronavirus that those with healthy lungs. In fact, a report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the united States — US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — warn that asthmatics should follow to the letter the instructions medical to avoid at all costs the spread of coronavirus.
People with asthma are hearing about people needing ventilators and they are panicking because they are sure that is their fate if they get COVID-19. I have asthma and I am managing the symptoms-don’t panic, just be diligent. #coronavirus https://t.co/Pe0kgJrCMR
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Michigan ER nurse Lisa Ewald dies alone at home from coronavirus. She was last heard from Tuesday. A friend found her body the next day. She wld have turned 54 on Saturday. Ewald came down with coronavirus symptoms at the end of March. She had asthma, putting her at higher risk. pic.twitter.com/F2i0NIaWcw
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The study reveals in addition to go out to the street with a face mask and/or masks, hand washing and practicing social distancing, could save the lives of many asthmatics. The doctor Andrew D Moore, a member of the American academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology — American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology — stated that the COVID-19 is still a virus quite young to know which are the physical consequences in those who are infected, but I can assure you that because the virus affects the breathing, causing short inhalation of breath, pain, discomfort in the throat, fever and other symptoms, to carry out the necessary drugs to attack the asthma before an attack could also save lives. Moore also stated the following:
“The end result for people with asthma during this pandemic is to continue doing what they have been doing all the time: continue taking your controller medicine and inform your healthcare provider of any symptoms that may develop.”
The study also highlighted that the inhalers are steroid-based not complicate the recovery of the infected with coronaviruses and those with asthma who unfortunately give a positive for the COVID-19 also have strong possibilities of occurring, if you take into account other aspects important.
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