Health Days 2021

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.  
Facts:
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 have a 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.
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.
Official Date:
Globally: May 4th, 2021
Locally: Ramadan 22nd, 1442H
Theme
“Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”
 
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Last Update : 20 January 2022 09:00 AM
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