Unfortunately, Black Americans are familiar with the phrase, “I can’t breathe.” In recent years, this phrase has become more political but, for those suffering with asthma & COPD, this is something they may have felt and said many times. You may know that asthma inhibits the ability to breathe, but do you know how it impacts breathing? Do you know that overuse of a rescue inhaler can be detrimental to its effectiveness? Dr. Michael LeNoir, a Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy expert stops by to answer these questions and basics on asthma & COPD on BDO’s Operation Life: Back 2 Basics series.
There’s nothing more stressful than the inability to breathe. Black Americans know this feeling at an unprecedented rate. However, there are things you need to know and do to keep you and your family safe from this debilitating disease. There’s no need to continue to suffer when there are things you can do to break the cycle of generational asthma.
Check out this video to learn some valuable tips from Dr. LeNoir.