It’s easy to not think about breathing…until it’s hard to breathe. To help get everyone talking about lung health, specifically how eosinophilic asthma (or “easthma” for short) might be impacting yours – we’ve partnered with two-time Emmy-winning actor and author Tony Hale to create new educational content.
Tony has lived with asthma since childhood and understands the frustrations that come along with the respiratory disease. While asthma is a condition that most people may know about, Tony is eager to spread awareness that not all asthma is the same and that it's important to be your own advocate.
Specifically, there’s a type of asthma in which a white blood cell, called an eosinophil, may be the key contributor as opposed to external triggers like mold or pollen. Everyone has eosinophils, but people living with eosinophilic asthma can have too many. Finding out if you have eosinophilic asthma involves a simple blood test and can help lead to a more personalized management approach. Using Tony’s contagious and quirky personality, our new “Lung Story Short” series breaks down what eosinophils are, why it’s important to know about them, and where people living with asthma can go to learn more and schedule their blood test.
Watch the start to our new “Lung Story Short” series below, and find out more about eosinophilic asthma and how to get the simple blood test at https://bit.ly/3AWJgQp