Women with asthma often face extra difficulty controlling their symptoms due to fluctuating hormones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), especially during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. CDC says changing estrogen levels can lead to an inflammatory response, so it is important for women to know the warning signs of an attack, stay away from things that set off their symptoms, and follow the advice of their physician with regard to medication.
Allergy & Asthma Network is now recruiting participants for Women Breathe Free, an asthma education program made especially for women — with the goal of helping women everywhere gain better control over their asthma, and their lives.
The program will help women develop asthma management skills to handle situations and symptoms that can lead to an asthma flare, such as stress, menstrual cycles, not taking medications, or exposure to triggers such as cleaning chemicals, pollen, mold or dust mites.
HOW IT WORKS?
Women Breathe Free offers four telephone counseling sessions conducted by a nurse educator during times that fit into your schedule. Upon joining the program, you will receive a workbook and review it with the nurse educator to learn what causes your asthma to worsen, what helps keep it under control and how to track your symptoms.
The program also aims to assist in strengthening communication between you and your health care provider to get the most out of your asthma treatment. The goal is to help you control your asthma so you can live YOUR healthiest life possible.
Women Breathe Free is open to women 18 years or older with diagnosed asthma. It is FREE and confidential – no personal information will be collected.
WANT TO JOIN?
For more information, call Allergy & Asthma Network at 800.878.4403 or email Marcela Gieminiani, at email@example.com.
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