Asthmatic or have a lung condition? Don’t panic over coronavirus; here’s what you should do instead

Asthmatic or have a lung condition? Don’t panic over coronavirus; here’s what you should do instead

13/03/2020

WORLD NEWS SERVICE

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus can be a real cause for concern for asthmatics and people with underlying conditions. Here's how to reduce your risk of asthma symptoms and stay safe from COVID-19.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rapid spread of COVID-19 triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing concern everywhere
  • The coronavirus can affect anyone at any age, but the risk is greater for people with underlying conditions like asthma
  • But following a series of steps can help you manage your symptoms and reduce your risk of becoming sick

    New Delhi: While respiratory ailments are not new to most of us, the current lack of information on the novel coronavirus has many people worried. The rapid spread of COVID-19 triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing concern everywhere. And for those with a pre-existing lung condition like asthma, it can be a real cause for concern because respiratory infection like coronavirus can trigger the symptoms of asthma.

    Health experts have warned that individuals with underlying conditions - such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes - and those with cancer on chemotherapy are more vulnerable to this deadly virus. They can also exacerbate a coronavirus infection as per early clinical profiles on the COVID-19. But taking extra precautions, whether it’s people practicing good personal hygiene, avoiding mass gatherings or stocking up on supplies, can help you stay safe.

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