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World Asthma Day: Advocating Allergies, Breathing Devices, Yoga, and Lung Capacity

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09 May 24
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World Asthma Day: Advocating Allergies, Breathing Devices, Yoga, and Lung Capacity

World Asthma Day, observed globally on the first Tuesday of May every year, serves as a platform to raise awareness about asthma and improve its management on a worldwide scale. In commemoration of World Asthma Day, a program on asthma awareness was organized by Geetanjali Hospital and the Respiratory Department. Dr. Gaurav Chhabda (Head of Department) elaborated on the medications used in asthma management. Dr. Rishi Sharma explained the usage of devices used in asthma management, while Dr. Atul Suhadiya emphasized the importance of exercise and yoga in asthma management. Patients were provided with awareness booklets for active management.

**"Significance of Understanding Allergies and Their Triggers"**

Allergies play a crucial role in triggering and exacerbating asthma symptoms. Common triggers such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, insects, and certain food items can elicit allergic responses in individuals with asthma, leading to inflammation and constriction of airways. Recognizing and avoiding these allergies is crucial in preventing asthma attacks and maintaining asthma control.

**"The Importance of Breathing Devices"**

Breathing devices such as metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), dry powder inhalers (DPIs), and nebulizers are essential tools in asthma management. These devices deliver medication directly to the lungs, providing rapid relief from asthma symptoms and helping control inflammation over extended periods. Proper inhaler technique is vital for effective medication delivery and efficacy.

**Pulmonary Exercises (Yoga)**

Pulmonary exercises play a vital role in improving the quality of life for individuals with asthma. This comprehensive program includes exercise training, education, and psychosocial support.

**Conclusion**

Highlighting the importance of utilizing breathing devices correctly, participating in pulmonary rehabilitation programs, and regularly testing lung capacity is crucial on World Asthma Day. By understanding these key aspects, individuals affected by asthma can actively manage their condition, improve their quality of life, and reduce asthma-related issues. Together, let us raise awareness, educate others, and advocate for improvements in global asthma care.


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