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    Post 5 May-World Asthma Day

    on the account of Asthma day there are numerous medical camps are conducted to create awareness on Asthma..If a person gets cold very frequently then he would get Asthma 50-70%. Continous cold and cough inflames the walls of the lungs and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.

    The airways are tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. People who have asthma have inflamed airways. This makes the airways swollen and very sensitive. They tend to react strongly to certain substances that are breathed in.

    When the airways react, the muscles around them tighten. This causes the airways to narrow, and less air flows to your lungs. The swelling also can worsen, making the airways even narrower. Cells in the airways may make more mucus than normal. Mucus is a sticky, thick liquid that can further narrow your airways.Symptoms can happen each time the airways are irritated.

    It's important to treat symptoms when you first notice them. This will help prevent the symptoms from worsening and causing a severe asthma attack. Severe asthma attacks may require emergency care, and they can cause death

    Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts in childhood. In the United States, more than 22 million people are known to have asthma. Nearly 6 million of these people are children.


    Triggers may include:

    1.Allergens found in dust, animal fur, cockroaches, mold, and pollens from trees, grasses, and flowers
    2.Irritants such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, chemicals or dust in the workplace, compounds in home décor products, and sprays (such as hairspray)
    3.Certain medicines such as aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and nonselective beta-blockers
    4.Sulfites in foods and drinks
    5.Viral upper respiratory infections such as colds
    6.Exercise (physical activity)

    Currently, there isn't a way to prevent asthma from starting in the first place. However, you can take steps to control the disease and prevent its symptoms.

    1.Learn about your asthma and how to control it.
    2.Follow your written asthma action plan. (See the National Heart, Lung, and Blood 3.Institute's Asthma Action Plan as a sample.)
    4.Use medicines as your doctor directs.
    5.Identify and avoid things that make your asthma worse (as much as you can).
    6.Keep track of your asthma symptoms and level of control.
    7.Get regular checkups for your asthma.

    Track your asthma by recording your symptoms, using a peak flow meter, and getting regular asthma checkups. Let your doctor know if your asthma is getting worse.
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    Hi Kumaran..good info!!! thanks for sharing

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    Hi kumaran,

    Thank you for reminding us this health day for "Asthma".

    Yeah.....May having quite many world day; May 1 - Laugh Day and May 10 is the "Mother's Day".
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