Since the coronavirus outbreak and the pandemic also affected Kenya, people with an underlying disease there have particular reason to worry. Those who suffer from diabetes, asthma, or AIDS should expect Covid-19 to be severe.
Therefore, the medical staff at Rhein-Valley Hospital strongly advises their patients with such an underlying condition to avoid exposure to allergens whenever possible. Symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and also difficulty breathing could be more severe with coronavirus infection. A serious risk.
Medical professionals repeatedly and forcefully educate their asthma patients about what is right for them. Make them aware of the factors they can avoid. They also learn to recognize for which symptoms they should take medication and at what dose, depending on the severity and frequency of asthma attacks. If they occur more frequently than twice a week, it is recommended to combine medication with the use of an inhaler.
For a large proportion of patients, it is not possible for financial reasons to buy an inhaler through which they can take in medications that are important to them. Consequently, many asthma sufferers turn to Rhine Valley Hospital because they are afflicted with life-threatening attacks.