World Asthma Day, May 1st 2007

world asthma day

Today is world Asthma day. World asthma day is organized by Global Initiative For Asthma (GINA) in association with World Health Organization (WHO) and US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

The main goal of this day is to improve awareness among workers, health care providers, government officials and general public and all those who are affected by this disease.

According to the studies 300 million people are suffering from asthma condition worldwide. In the last ten years, the disease has increased worldwide among children and adults.

According to the studies, by 2025, there are likely to be 400 million asthma sufferers worldwide. This disease is individually making a person to suffer from the symptoms as well as making the family members to suffer.

The much concerned aspect of asthma is it accounts for 1 in 250 deaths worldwide. But ninety percent of the deaths are preventable. Most deaths are due to the uncontrolled symptoms of asthma. Some of them are not aware of the disease and some of them are not educated. That’s why the symptoms of the disease are uncontrolled.

Asthma sufferers can control the condition today with inhalers. Different medications can be taken with inhalers. Good food habits should be followed to control asthma. Exercise is compulsory for asthma sufferers.

Watch out the food habits which cause allergy. Avoid those foods immediately as allergy leads to asthma. It is important to avoid places where there is high pollution and dust for the person who is suffering with asthma. Avoid second hand smoke and smoke from vehicles.

Asthma sufferer should visit the doctor regularly to control asthma symptoms and if necessary change the medications if previous medications are not working properly.

Asthma management is easier once the sufferer finds out what are the triggers with which asthma is getting worse and following the medication properly. Living with asthma is easier if it is controlled by following healthy lifestyle.

Here are some resources that you may want to check out !!

Control asthma and enjoy asthma free life!




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