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World Asthma Day : Do you know the symptoms ?

by Nidhi Paul

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Every first Tuesday of May is celebrated as World Asthma Day. Started in 1998 the day has gained a global image helping in creating awareness. Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has lead the theme of 2010 – “You Can Control Your Asthma,” GINA is also planning to start a campaign concentrating on this year’s theme. They target to reduce 50% of hospitalization because of Asthma worldwide in coming five years.

Asthama Day
Asthama Day

Asthma & Its Symptoms –

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways. The common symptoms of this dreadful disease are breathlessness, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness, pain, or pressure. Asthma at times also leads to anxiety, sleepless night, fatigue etc.

Asthma can be hereditary problem also. It’s sensitive when exposed to toxic fumes pollution. Dust, strong perfumes, changes in weather is a common seen factor. 

Let’s join the team of GINA @ www.ginasthma.com on this great day.

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