Health Days 2023

World Asthma Day

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

On the first Tuesday of May, World Asthma Day is globally celebrated. The Global Asthma Initiative aims to raise awareness about asthma and how to control this disease.
  • Awareness of asthma symptoms and how to control it.
  • Educating health practitioners about the importance of correct diagnosis and education about disease control.
  • Supporting asthmatics and educating them on the importance of avoiding and controlling asthma triggers.
Guidelines for the prevention and control of asthma:
The person with asthma plays an important role in controlling and coexisting with it if he follows the following instructions:
  • Avoid contact with people infected or suspected of being infected with the emerging (Corona) virus.
  • Prevention of internal and external allergens.
  • Joint work between the doctor and the patient, and the development of a complete treatment program that includes drug therapy, basic examinations, and regular follow-up appointments.
  • Follow up with the family doctor and adhere to the doctor's instructions.
  • You must have a medical file in the hospital and health center.
  • Do not dispense medicines on your own or buy them from the pharmacy without referring to the doctor.
  • Maintain general health and physical fitness by eating healthy food and exercising.
  • Quitting smoking, refraining from babysitting smokers, and avoiding the factors leading to an asthma attack.
  • Taking the seasonal influenza vaccine to reduce the severity of influenza infection.
Official date:
Globally: May 4th, 2023
Locally: Shawwal 14th, 1444H​

Last Update : 17 January 2023 11:40 PM
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