If the disease is treated properly, symptoms can be controlled.
Today (03) we celebrate World Asthma Daywhich is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of May, as a way to alert the population about the disease causing hospitalization in Brazil, It affects about 10% of the population, causing nearly two thousand deaths each year.
Asthma, also known as “asthmatic bronchitis” or “allergic bronchitis”, is a condition that affects the lungs and is accompanied by chronic inflammation of the bronchi, diagnosed in childhood.
According to the Ministry of Health, The disease can be caused by several factors such as dust mites, molds, pollen, viruses, rhinitis, weight gain and genetic predisposition, which mainly cause shortness of breath and wheezing.Which can cause serious effects on the patient’s daily life such as insomnia, fatigue and decreased activity level. However, if the disease is treated properly, symptoms can be controlled, providing patients with a better quality of life, without affecting their routine.
It is possible to control symptoms and prevent and reduce attacks, says Dr. Pedro Giavina Bianchi, Coordinator of the Scientific Division of Asthma of the Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunology (ASBAI). “It is still very common to hear that the asthma inhaler is addictive and that when the attacks improve, you no longer need to keep taking the medication.”says the expert, explaining it Treatment is based on environmental hygiene measures and the use of allergy medications and vaccines.
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