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World Asthma Day celebrates the spirit of those winners who have won their battle against asthma and taboos. The harsh reality of the disease is ignored making the situation worst. Awareness about the disease, acceptance towards it and adherence to the right therapy is what can make one win against asthma.  

World Asthma Day celebrates the spirit of those winners who have won their battle against asthma and taboos. The harsh reality of the disease is ignored making the situation worst. Awareness about the disease, acceptance towards it and adherence to the right therapy is what can make one win against asthma.

The biggest challenge arises after medication is discontinued once the symptoms have subsided. If not delt with in a proper manner the disease has a chance of flaring up anytime with double impact. It is important to understand that being symptom free does not mean one is free of the disease.

Another factor impacting the management of asthma is lack of commitment on the part of patients. “Ninety per cent of children suffer from relapse because they don’t follow what is adviced by thew doctor properly. There is also a stigma attached to the use of inhalers.

It has been found that adherence to asthma medication regime is very poor and trends to falter after few months in both children and adults has been estimated to be around 70 per cent,” said by Dr P Sudarshan reddy.

The most common symptoms of childhoods asthma is coughing and this can frequently be the only symptom. With this as a symptom, patients have a problem of wheezing with a high pitched whistling sound produced by turbulent airflow through narrowed airways.

“I had asthma that made me cough a lot during the night. Dr P Sudarshan reddy had suggest some medicines like ventolin, budesonide and proventil , after which I feel much better,” said Harshini, a patient.

By:Rashmi Kumari

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