Like everyone else these days, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been top-of-mind for us here at Propeller. As a company founded with the mission of helping people breathe better, our thoughts are with the thousands of people who trust us to help manage their asthma or COPD.
We care about how you’re doing, physically and emotionally. So, over the next days, weeks and months we’ll be updating this page regularly with links to articles and advice from reliable sources vetted by our team of respiratory medical and public health experts. From basic — but important — information about COVID-19, to how the virus specifically affects people with asthma and COPD, to strategies for coping.
Up today: The importance of maintaining your asthma or COPD treatment plan during the COVID-19 outbreak.
→ Medical professionals are stressing the importance of sticking to your treatment plan, now more than ever.
→ Keeping your condition controlled will help prevent flare-ups which could cause you to need to see a clinician or to visit an urgent care center or the ER.
Here’s a quote from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology:
“…we advise all our patients, especially those with asthma, to remain on their medications. It’s important that your asthma be well controlled, especially now. None of the asthma medications, including inhaled corticosteroids and biologics, have been shown to increase the risk of getting COVID-19. Also, if you become infected with COVID-19, there is no information that being on any of the asthma medications will make it worse. So please stay on all your medications.”
Important information about COVID-19 for those with asthma from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health advice for people with asthma from Asthma UK
Update: Protecting Yourself During the Spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from American Lung Association
If you have questions about your health or you’re not feeling well, contact your healthcare provider by phone to determine whether you should be seen in-person.
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