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May 5, 2020 • jainendra joshi • MEDICAL AND HEALTH

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. It is also to raise awareness, care and support for those people who are affected by asthma. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May

 

. The day is meant to raise awareness about asthma and is supported by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLB) and World Asthma Foundation. Asthma is a long-term inflammatory disease of airways of lungs.

What month is Asthma Awareness Month?
Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It's a peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases
 
How is World Asthma Day celebrated?
Some activities that are performed:
- In the required areas new asthma clinics and pharmacies are opened. - In several countries Asthma Societies celebrates World Asthma Day on national level. - Through TV channel and news channels various awareness messages are distributed like “fighting asthma with every breath
 
What color represents asthma?
Asthma Awareness is represented by the color gray.
 
What is peak week for asthma?
"Although peak asthma time can vary from late summer to early fall, the third week of September is known as Asthma Peak Week," Dr. Clifford Bassett, an NYU-affiliated allergist and spokesperson for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, tells Health
 
prevention from asthma
 
  1. Identify Asthma Triggers. ...
  2. Stay Away From Allergens. ...
  3. Avoid Smoke of Any Type. ...
  4. Prevent Colds. ...
  5. Allergy-Proof Your Home. ...
  6. Get Your Vaccinations. ...
  7. Consider Immunotherapy Allergy Shots. ...
  8. Take Asthma Medications as Prescribed.
What drink is good for asthma?
Ginger. Ginger can do more than quell an upset stomach — it may also help relieve asthma symptoms. That's because certain components in ginger might help relax the airways, according to a 2014 study in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
 
Is asthma a disability?
Yes. In both the ADA and Section 504, a person with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that seriously limits one or more major life activities, or who is regarded as having such impairments. Asthma and allergies are usually considered disabilities under the ADA.

 

Can asthma go away?
Asthma can go away, although this happens more often when asthma starts in childhood than when it starts in adulthood. When asthma goes away, sometimes that's because it wasn't there in the first place. Asthma can be surprisingly hard to diagnose. The three main symptoms are wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
 
What food can cure asthma?
Foods to add to your diet
  • Vitamin D-rich foods, such as milk and eggs.
  • Beta carotene-rich vegetables, such as carrots and leafy greens.
  • Magnesium-rich foods, such as spinach and pumpkin seeds.
What foods are bad for asthma?
Foods To Avoid With Asthma
  • Eggs.
  • Cow's milk.
  • Peanuts.
  • Soy.
  • Wheat.
  • Fish.
  • Shrimp and other shellfish.
  • Tree nuts.
What should I avoid if I have asthma?
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reports the foods that cause the majority of allergic reactions include tree nuts, wheat, soy, peanuts, eggs, fish, shellfish and cow's milk. If you're allergic to any of those foods, definitely avoid eating them—or anything that's cross-contaminated by them.
 
Blue Badge Scheme
If you've been diagnosed with severe asthma and can't walk for long distances or use public transport because you have difficulty breathing, you may be able to get a Blue Badge. ... Park in on-street disabled parking bays for free, generally as long as necessary.
 
Is asthma a permanent disability?
Asthma attacks can only qualify claimants for disability benefits if they are prolonged (lasting at least a day at a time) and if they are severe enough to require “intensive” treatment, which is defined by the SSA as: intravenous bronchodilator, antibiotic administration
 
Can asthma cause lung damage?
Asthma can cause permanent damage to your lungs if not treated early and well. ... But experts say that if you have persistent asthma and you're only treating it during attacks, you're not controlling it at all.
 
What is the root cause of asthma?
Asthma triggers
Exposure to various irritants and substances that trigger allergies (allergens) can trigger signs and symptoms of asthmaAsthma triggers are different from person to person and can include: Airborne substances, such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste
 
Why have I suddenly got asthma?
Exposure to allergens or irritants such as cigarette smoke, chemicals, mold, dust, or other substances commonly found in the person's environment (e.g. home or work place) might trigger the first asthma symptoms in an adult. Prolonged exposure to certain workplace materials may set off asthma symptoms in adults.
 
Is milk bad for asthma?
Dairy is thought to be linked to asthma. Drinking milk or eating dairy products doesn't cause asthma. However, if you have a dairy allergy, it may trigger symptoms that are similar to asthma. Also, if you have asthma and a dairy allergy, dairy may worsen your asthma symptoms.
 
Are bananas bad for asthma?
BANANAS vs ASTHMA. Going bananas may help kids breathe easier. Children who ate just one banana a day had a 34% less chance of developing asthmatic symptoms, according to new British research. ... Thepineapple enzyme, bromelain, also appeared to reduce the inflammation associated with asthma in one animal trial.
 
What fruit is good for asthma?
Though fresh fruit, especially oranges and apples, can help control your asthma, the sulfites that help preserve dried fruit could make the condition worse for some people. Alcohol (especially red wine), shrimp, pickled vegetables, maraschino cherries, and bottled lemon juice also often have sulfites
 
What is the best exercise for asthma?
What exercises are best for people with asthma?
  • Swimming. Swimming is one of the most recommended exercises for people with asthma. ...
  • Walking. As a low-intensity activity, walking is another great choice. ...
  • Hiking. ...
  • Recreational biking. ...
  • Short-distance track and field. ...
  • Sports with short bursts of activity.
Can asthma go away with weight loss?
Weight loss in obese individuals with doctor-diagnosed asthma is associated with a 48%–100% remission of asthma symptoms and use of asthma medication
 
There are many different types of asthma, 
  • Adult-Onset Asthma.  ...
  • Allergic Asthma. ...
  • Asthma-COPD Overlap. ...
  • Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB) ...
  • Nonallergic Asthma. ...
  • Occupational Asthma.
Can asthma affect the heart?
According to new research, active asthma can double the risk of a cardiovascular event like a heart attack, stroke, or related condition, and taking daily medication for asthma can increase the risk of a cardiovascular event by 60 percent over 10 years. An inhaler, it turns out, can both rescue and endanger
 
What is classed as severe asthma?
Severe asthma refers to asthma that does not respond well to regular asthma treatments, such as inhaled corticosteroids and inhaled bronchodilator medications. More than 26 million people in the United States have asthmaSevere asthma is relatively uncommon, generally affecting 5–10% of people with asthma
 
What should be avoided in asthma?
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reports the foods that cause the majority of allergic reactions include tree nuts, wheat, soy, peanuts, eggs, fish, shellfish and cow's milk. If you're allergic to any of those foods, definitely avoid eating them—or anything that's cross-contaminated by them
 
Does asthma get worse as you age?
Finally, while asthma is a chronic disease s; some children may grow out of the condition as they get older. ... Poorly treated asthma may get worse with age. However, taking regular controller medication as prescribed by your doctor can prevent your asthma from getting worse and help to preserve your lung function
 
How do I know if I'm having an asthma attack?
Asthma attack signs and symptoms include: Severe shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, and coughing or wheezing. Low peak expiratory flow (PEF) readings, if you use a peak flow meter. Symptoms that fail to respond to use of a quick-acting (rescue) inhaler
 
How can I make my lungs stronger with asthma?
To practice diaphragmatic breathing, lie on your back with your knees bent and a pillow under your knees, or sit up straight in a chair. Place one hand flat on your upper chest and the other hand on your stomach. Breathe in slowly through your nose
 
Is asthma a lifelong disease?
Asthma is a lifelong, or chronic breathing problem caused by swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs. It cannot be cured, but it can be prevented and controlled. When you have asthma, your airways are super sensitive, or "twitchy." They may react to many things.
 
Can asthma affect your weight?
Poorly controlled asthma can affect your weight. When it comes to asthma and appetite, doctors and dietitians worry most about patients who eat too much, shun exercise for fear of becoming breathless, and end up being overweight
 
How long does Asthma last?
Mild episodes may last only a few minutes; more severe ones can last from hours to days. Mild attacks can resolve spontaneously or may require medication, typically a quick-acting inhaler. More severe asthma attacks can be shortened with appropriate treatment.
 
Can asthma feel like a heart attack?
If you have asthma, a respiratory condition that causes breathing difficulties, you might experience chest pain. This symptom is common right before or during an asthma attack. The discomfort may feel like a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing pain. Some describe it as if they have a heavy brick sitting on their chest
 
How can you distinguish between cardiac asthma and bronchial asthma?
Cardiac asthma involves paroxysms of dyspnea (breathlessness) and wheezing that often occur during the night as a result of congestion in the lungs secondary to heart failure (HF). In bronchial asthma, symptoms are due to an inflammatory process, rather than a cardiac process
 
What is Stage 3 asthma?
Classification includes (1) intermittent asthma, (2) mild persistent asthma, (3) moderate persistent asthma, (4) and severe persistent asthma
 
What does asthma do to lungs?
Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, condition that intermittently inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. The inflammation makes the airways swell. Asthma causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
 
Can a chest xray show asthma?
It can be very difficult to diagnose asthma. A chest X-ray typically won't show if a person has asthma, but can tell if something else (such as pneumonia or a foreign body in the airway) could be causing symptoms similar to asthmaAsthma is often diagnosed based on a person's history and physical exam