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Asthma
 

Information from WHO
What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person.
Symptoms may occur several times in a day or week in affected individuals, and for some people become worse during physical activity or at night.

Asthma attack
During an asthma attack, the lining of the bronchial tubes swell, causing the airways to narrow and reducing the flow of air into and out of the lungs. Recurrent asthma symptoms frequently cause sleeplessness, daytime fatigue, reduced activity levels and school and work absenteeism. Asthma has a relatively low fatality rate compared to other chronic diseases.
What triggers an asthma attack?

 

More information on asthma
Causes of asthma
Scope: asthma
Management of asthma
Asthma: WHO's role and activities

Facts
According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma.
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children.
Asthma is not just a public health problem for high income countries: it occurs in all countries regardless of level of development.
Over 80% of asthma deaths occurs in low and lower-middle income countries.
Asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated, creating a substantial burden to individuals and families and possibly restricting individuals’ activities for a lifetime.
Fact sheet on asthma

Features
10 facts on asthma
Living a normal life with asthma

Interviews
We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue

Video links
What is Asthma ?

Asthma : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, pathology

How does asthma work? - Christopher E. Gaw