How does coronavirus affect asthma sufferers?
If you suffer from asthma, you may be wondering: How could the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, affect you differently?It’s well known that other respiratory conditions, such as the common cold or flu, can trigger asthma symptoms, possibly leading to an asthma attack, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. But Is the same true for the novel coronavirus?CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Fox News spoke to Dr. David Hill, a volunteer medical spokesperson for the American Lung Association, on this topic. Read on for a look at what we know about COVID-19 and how it relates to asthma. If you suffer from asthma, you may be wondering: How could the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, affect you differently? Is there evidence that asthma sufferers may be more susceptible to the novel virus than non-asthma sufferers?Not yet, said Hill.“There is no clear evidence that patients with asthma are more susceptible to being infected with COVID-19. Any viral infection can lead to a worsening of asthma, so patients with asthma and particularly those with more severe disease could be more severely affected by COVID-19,” he said.Is the information on how other coronaviruses affect asthma sufferers helpful during this time?