Christopher Hardy Fanta, MD, is a pulmonologist, co-director of the Severe Asthma Program, and director of the Partners Asthma Center.
Having Trouble Controlling Your Asthma? New Therapies for Severe Asthma
Asthma affects approximately 25 million Americans. Roughly 5 to 10 percent of these people experience severe asthma, a form of the condition that is often resistant to traditional therapies.
Have a Chronic Health Condition? Here’s How to Stay Healthy During COVID-19
Most people who become ill with COVID-19 have mild symptoms that can be managed at home by taking over-the-counter medications. However, if you have a preexisting health condition, it’s important to be vigilant and take extra measures to stay healthy during the outbreak.
Asthma and COVID-19
Those with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 than other people. Because of these potential risks, it’s important for people with asthma to take extra steps to prevent infection and seek medical care if they have breathing problems caused by COVID-19.