my hubby has asthma.
He has two medicines...one he is supposed to puff on once a day as a maintenance sort of thing.
The other he uses when his chest feels tight.
The first medicine is supposed to reduce his reliance on the second.
It sounds like she was relying on the second type, and then only when it was too late.
There could also be a financial issue here too.
We recently changed pharmacies, and in the process there was one day where our insurance info had not made the switch.
I payed for my husband’s medicine out of pocket...one month’s worth was about $200.
I could see if you were struggling and had no insurance why you might be careful not to go through the inhalers too quickly.
Of course, working where there is smoke would increase your need for the inhaler.
“Rosenman said the woman had asthma since age 2. Her asthma was poorly controlled.”
IMHO, if she had asthma since she was 2 years old she had ample opportunity to learn to “try” to maintain and minimize any attacks. I find it hard to believe with over 16 years experience with asthma she was never informed of any, or all, potential triggers and to do her utmost to avoid them. The article alludes to her inability to control the disease but stops there. There is a reason they did not expand on that comment or mention any personal identiers. This researcher has found a case to justify his research based on his political agenda.