Better Understanding Saves Lives

The More Accurate Info in the Hands of Sufferers, the Less Pressure on the Healthcare System

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More Information Means Less Pressure on the Healthcare System

Asthma accounts for thousands of emergency visits to the hospital, and even more doctor appointments, each year. Although it’s important to be in close contact with your medical team when you live with asthma, a gap in your own understanding can lead you to rely on them more than you need to.

When people don’t realize the control they have over their condition, there’s a good chance they’ll fail to stop an asthma attack before it gets out of hand. In turn, millions of people wind up in the hospital for several days to bring their symptoms under control. Not only does each hospital stay demand lots of resources, it puts sufferers at risk of other complications and infections, too.

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