May 5 is observed as World Asthma Day all over the world. Its main objective is to bring awareness to people about asthma disease. Let me tell you that asthma is not a serious disease, it is a genetic disease. Not treating it on time, not taking precautions, it can cause you a lot of trouble. The death rate in this is less than one percent, but with asthma attack or this disease in the body, lung and respiratory disease can also prove fatal. According to an estimate in India, the number of asthma patients is about 15 to 200 million. About 12 percent of infants are suffering from asthma. Talking about Chhattisgarh, there is three percent of asthma sufferers here. According to Raipur District Hospital, about 10 out of 100 children suffer from the asthma-like illness in one way or the other.
Patients struggle with such problems
The main symptoms are breathlessness, cough, whistling sound in the throat, expectoration, phlegm, difficulty in breathing, chest pain. In the present situation, this disease is also happening to a large number of youth and children along with the elderly. Asthma patients suffering from pollution and dust problems face a lot of problems. However, there is a considerable relief to these patients due to reduced pollution in lockdown.
Caution for asthma patients
Medical expert Dr. Amit Asathi of Srinarayan Hospital Raipur said that 60 percent of the patients in asthma is genetic while 40 percent suffer from this disease in general. Its biggest cure is avoiding and taking regular medicines. Problems increase if you do not take regular medicines. To overcome the disease, it is necessary to take precautions and timely treatment.
Asthma is a common disease, but due to caution and timely treatment and medication, problems can arise. Attacks and other serious conditions can also cause death. However, the death rate in this is one percent or less. Ambedkar Hospital receives about 60 to 80 asthma patients a month. Regular medicines of about 100 people are running through the department.
Asthma is an allergic disease. In this, the lungs become compressed and swell, this causes difficulty in breathing. In this, problems like changing weather and pollution are more difficult. Children have hyper-reactive airway diseases (HRAD) for up to six years. In such patients, if someone has trouble throughout the year, then trouble starts with changing the weather. 10 percent of 100 patients suffer from asthma.