COVID-19 and chronic lung disease: How to stay safe

April 9, 2020

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Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, limiting social contact is extremely important for people who have underlying health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and any additional chronic lung illness.

Chronic lung disease is a term used to described a wide variety of persistent lung disorders. Rahat Hussain, MD, says it is crucial for patients with chronic lung conditions to take extra precaution during the middle of COVID-19.

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Written by: Jeannette Sanchez | March 31, 2020