The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) organized the World Asthma Day on the first Tuesday of May. This World Asthma Day encourages clinicians and others to focus on identifying allergens and irritants that can lead to asthma attacks. The aim of this event is to raise asthma awareness throughout the world and to enhance the quality of care in managing asthma especially in the self-care aspect of it. So, awareness of these ways and even to the nature of the disease itself is highly important. There is no clear reason for the occurrence of asthma but there are various aspects that can cause the development of asthma. Some of the common causes are genetics, environment or allergens. There is no known cure for it but it can still be controlled for a normal and healthy life. While there is no cure, you can work with your doctor to manage it. Learning about asthma symptoms and triggers can help. A goal of asthma treatment is to control your asthma symptoms.
Partner with your doctor to find a treatment plan that works for you to help control your asthma symptoms. Identifying triggers and completing asthma action plan are just part of a comprehensive approach needed to improve asthma care and control. Like diabetes or high blood pressure, managing asthma requires daily attention and ongoing education. The vast majority of people with asthma have the potential to breathe easier. But they can’t reach that goal alone. Call your doctor or get medical care right away if your breathing problems get worse if you need your rescue inhaler more often than usual. Only your doctor can tell you which asthma medication is right for you. Prepare a personal asthma management plan with the help of the doctor. The management plan will cover which medications should be taken at certain times during the day and which risk factors for asthma to avoid. Educate yourself about the risk factors of asthma which can bring on symptoms and make the condition worse. Be prepared in case you have an asthma attack. This could include carrying a card which informs others about your condition and gives instructions on what to do when you have a severe asthma attack.
The aim of World Asthma Day is to raise awareness, care, and support for those affected by asthma. Please help us to create further awareness about this condition in your community on World Asthma Day, 1 May 2018.