Reducing the Asthma Burden

May is recognized as World Asthma Awareness Month with the theme, “STOP for Asthma”. STOP stands for Symptom evaluation, Test response, Observe and assess and Proceed to adjust treatment.

Asthma kills around 1000 people every day and affects as many as 339 million people and prevalence is rising.

How asthma is classified

When a physician can determine the patient’s asthma severity, they will give the appropriate treatment. Asthma severity usually changes over time that may require treatment adjustments.

Asthma is a chronic and long-term disease that has no cure. However, it can be regulated. Asthma medications such as inhalers can be expensive and may add a lifetime burden. Choosing the right insurance provider to aid in the effective management of your condition is critical to reduce associated lifetime burdens.

If you have asthma, it is best to look for ways to manage it.

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