Health Days 2020
World Asthma Day

​​​Introduction:

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.

World Asthma Day is observed on the first Tuesday in May by the Global Initiative for Asthma to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.  

​​Asthma Classification
​Signs and Symptoms
​Mild intermittent asthma
​Symptoms occur up to two days per week or two nights per month.
​Mild persistent asthma
​Symptoms occur more than twice a week but less than once a day.
​Moderate persistent asthma
​Symptoms occur once a day, and more than one night a week.
​Severe persistent asthma
​Symptoms persist throughout the day on most days, and often recur at night.

Guidelines for Asthma Prevention and Management:
The asthma patient plays an important role in controlling and living with the disease, if he follows the following guidelines:
Avoid close contact with people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
Avoid internal and external allergens. 
Follow your asthma action plan with your doctor, including treatment program, basic check-ups and regular follow-up visits. 
Follow-up with your family doctor and abide by his instructions.
Make sure you medical file at the hospital and healthcare canter.
Take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.
Maintain your general health and fitness by eating a healthy diet and exercising.
Don’t smoke or expose yourself to second-hand smoke and avoid asthma risk factors.
Get vaccinated for seasonal flu to reduce the severity of influenza.

Official Date:
Globally: May 5th, 2020
Locally: Ramadan 12th, 1441H.

Objectives:
Raising awareness about asthma symptoms and methods of control.
Raising health practitioners’ awareness about proper diagnosis and disease management.
Supporting asthma patients and educating them about the importance of controlling their asthma and avoiding triggers. 

Theme:





Enough Asthma Deaths

References:​​








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