03 May, 2012

World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

What is Asthma
Asthma is an illness in which a person goes through recurring attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways making it difficult to breath. Some people feel difficulty during physical activities or at night. An asthma attack can occur if you are exposed to a trigger or something is bothering your lungs and can sometimes be life threatening.

·  As per the WHO approximations 300 million people suffers from asthma from which 2,55000 people dies due to asthma.
·  Asthma is a chronic disease amongst children.

World Asthma Day History

In 1998, the first World Asthma Day was celebrated in more than 35 countries in union with the first World Asthma Meeting held in Barcelona, Spain. World Asthma Day is celebrated yearly by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to spread up asthma alertness and concern around the globe. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) deals with health care professionals and civic health officials around the world to decrease asthma incidence, morbidity, and deaths.

Asthma Attack

During an asthma attack, the lining of the bronchial tubes swell, causing the airways to narrow and reducing the flow of air into and out of the lungs. Recurrent asthma symptoms frequently cause sleeplessness, daytime fatigue, reduced activity levels and school and work absenteeism. Asthma has a relatively low fatality rate compared to other chronic diseases.

Common Symptoms of Asthma

·  Breathlessness.
·  Coughing.
·  Tightness in the chest.
·  Wheezing particularly in the night or early in the day.
Triggers of Asthma

·  Chemical irritants in the workplace.
·  Cold air, extreme emotional arousal such as anger or fear, and physical exercise.
·  Indoor allergens (house dust mites in bedding, carpets and stuffed furniture, pollution and pet dander).
·  Outdoor allergens (such as pollens and moulds).
·  Tobacco smoke
Prevention from Asthma

·  If your asthma attacks are triggered by an allergic reaction, avoid your triggers as much as possible.
·  Vacuum regularly around the living area of the house with an efficient mirco filter vacuum cleaner.
·  Keep taking your asthma medications after you are discharged. This is extremely important. Although the symptoms of an acute asthma attack go away after appropriate treatment, asthma itself never goes away.
·  Cover all your bed with a protective covering, this does not allow dust mites to come through.
Why World Asthma Day Is Celebrated

·  This day is celebrated so as to spread knowledge of the disease, it's symptoms and it's preventions.
·  An announcement on radio or television is upon World Asthma Day is made, clearing up the sense and connotation of asthma check.
·  A free health check up camps is organized for general public, health care providers, employees as well as government officials.
·  Various activities like stickers, music concerts and health fairs are organized all over the world to spread awareness regarding asthma control and to highlight the steps involved in managing this chronic condition.

You Can Control Your Asthma

نحتفل في الثالث من مايو كل عام باليوم العالمي لحساسية الصدر

نحو تكامل طبي و اجتماعي و تشريعي و تنفيذي لمحاصرة هذا الداء و تقزيمه

كل عام و نحن بخير

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