Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs, leading to coughing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. While the heat of summer creates humid air that can pose issues for many whom suffer from asthma, fall and winter can be even more problematic as the return to indoor activities increases exposure to respiratory viruses.
If you suffer from asthma or are at risk for developing it, MedBen WellLiving can help. Our Specialty Care program connects a nurse with members that have asthma, coronary artery disease, diabetes, as well as other chronic conditions, and helps to coach them through any areas of concern or questions they may have. Of course, it is always recommended that members visit their family doctor as they can offer additional advice and prescribe medications.
Simple hygiene techniques will also aid those with asthma in reducing germ exposure and keeping attacks on the sidelines (and they’re good common sense for everyone else). Washing your hands with soap and water vigorously for at least 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or if unavailable, your upper sleeve (not your hands), and avoid large populations that would otherwise increase your risk of infection.
Learn more about how MedBen WellLiving can help reduce the risk of asthma and other chronic conditions by contacting our Marketing Department at 888-627-8683.