Health Days 2022

World Asthma Day


Overview:
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.  
Objectives:
  • Raise awareness about asthma symptoms and methods of control.
  • Raise health practitioners’ awareness about proper diagnosis and disease management.
  • Support asthma patients and educate them about the importance of controlling their asthma and avoiding triggers.
Facts:
Guidelines for Asthma Prevention and Management:
  • ​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.
Official Date:
Globally: May 5th, 2022
Locally: Shawwal 4rd, 1443H.

Theme: 
«Closing Gaps in Asthma Care»
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Last Update : 06 May 2022 12:49 AM
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