Pulmonology Screening Camp

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A Day for the universal community to come together and raise awareness about asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the airways in the lungs, causing recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. During an asthma attack, the airways become smaller and fill with mucus, making it difficult to breathe. While there is no cure for asthma, it can be controlled.

This year's World Asthma Day theme is "CLOSING GAPS IN ASTHMA CARE". It's always the right time to address airways disease. The theme provides a call to action for both patients and healthcare providers worldwide to assess indications irrespective of the time point in one's life they may occur and take actions to make sure that the asthma is controlled

Although anyone can get asthma at any age, studies have shown the following trends:

  • Asthma often starts in childhood and is more common in children than in adults. Still, asthma affects people of all ages, and studies show an increasing number of asthma cases in older people.
  • More boys than girls have asthma. But in adulthood, more women than men have asthma.
  • People who have allergies or whose family members have allergies are more likely than other people to have asthma.
  • Asthma tends to run in families. If your mother, father, or siblings have asthma, you're at an increased risk for the disease
  • People who smoke or who are around a lot of second-hand smoke are also more likely to get asthma.

Work with your asthma care team to:

  • Know your symptoms
  • Avoid your triggers.
  • Take your medicine correctly
  • Follow your Asthma Action Plan every day
  • Check your asthma control regularly

Enrol and participate in Dr.KMH's Pulmonology Screening Camp. Get yourself evaluated for set of investigations with expert consultation at a very minimal price