World Asthma Day

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) organises World Asthma Day (WAD) to raise awareness of asthma and its management around the world. Every year on the first Tuesday in May, it is commemorated. Throughout the world, activities are held to encourage asthma sufferers to keep their condition under control on this day.

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History of World Asthma Day

In the year of 1998, World Asthma Day was first observed in over 35 nations, coinciding with the very first World Asthma Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the respiratory system, making it difficult to breathe. This might make breathing difficult and cause coughing and wheezing. Although it is a disorder that can not be cured, appropriate measures can reduce the risk of it becoming dangerous. Staying in clean places, getting enough fresh and clean air on a daily basis, avoiding drugs, and quitting smoking can all help.

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Significance

“People with untreated asthma can experience sleep disturbances, fatigue during the day, and impaired focus,” as per the World Health Organisation (WHO). Asthmatics and their families often miss work and school, resulting in financial hardship for the family and the community. Patients with asthma may require emergency medical attention and may be admitted to a hospital for control and treatment if their symptoms are severe. Asthma can be fatal in the most severe cases.” As a result, raising awareness and mobilising resources to combat asthma is critical.

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