Award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth shares her asthma journey

Award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth shares her asthma journey

via knowyourcount.com Staying on count is key As a professional singer, being able to breathe properly and staying “on count” are key components to my success. However, there have been times in my career when I’ve experienced difficulty breathing during a rehearsal or while on stage. I was concerned my breathing issues could cause my career to skip a beat, so I went to see my doctor and he diagnosed me with asthma. In speaking with my doctor, I learned that I don’t have persistent asthma, so I don’t need to use an inhaler every day. However, it is very important for me to have an inhaler ready at all times in case I start experiencing breathing problems. Since I travel so much, I try to keep an inhaler within reach at all times. I keep one in my purse, in my dressing rooms, and in various spots throughout my house. I simply can’t risk having an asthma attack and not having access to medicine. Knowing Your Count is important Even though I always have an inhaler with me, it can be difficult to keep track of how many doses I have left. That’s why I count on my rescue inhaler with a dose counter. It keeps track of the number of doses I have left in my inhaler, so I can rest assured that I’ll have enough medicine when I need it most. It is my hope that by sharing my personal experience with asthma, I can help raise awareness about this condition and the importance of proper and safe asthma management. If you or someone close to you has asthma, I encourage you to know your count and be prepared to face your asthma symptoms whenever they may strike. A voice for asthma awareness Award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth is using her many talents to help spread awareness of asthma safety and the importance of knowing your count. Kristin has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a nonprofit patient advocacy organization and leader in asthma education, and Teva Respiratory to launch the Know Your Count campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the seriousness of asthma. Watch Kristin’s video Kristin knows first-hand how important it is to keep track of her medicine so that she doesn’t miss a beat in her busy life. Watch as she shares her personal journey with asthma and how she tries to make sure she never loses count. WATCH VIDEO