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Insight into Asthma on World Asthma Day: 1st May

Posted May 04 2012 1:41am

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects our airways which are the tubes that help us to breathe and carry in and out of our lungs.

If the inside walls of the airways are swollen and this inflammation makes the airways sensitive and they react to things which you are allergic to and they tend to get narrower and less air can be passed to your lungs leading you to a disease called asthma.

The symptoms of this disease are wheezing which is a kind of a sound when you breathe, coughing, and chest tightness, trouble in breathing particularly at night time or early morning.

Asthma a chronic disease Asthma cannot be cured but can be controlled by medication.

Medical research has revealed that people suffering from asthma find relief in using rescue inhalers but these tools can be harmful and can cause damage if there is prolonged use without doctors advise and may have increase risk of death.

Quick relief medicines can increase your chances of severe asthma attack, it can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines, may damage your airway tubes resulting in permanent scarring.

Frequent use of quick relief medicines indicate your symptoms and inflammation are not well controlled.

Hence it is imperative to follow a proper corrective measure in order to keep the asthma under control.

On World Asthma Day many hospitals organized seminars and awareness programmes to spread word and information about this disease.

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