During the last 24 hours, 12,000 cases of asthma, respiratory and chest-related infections were reported in Sindh. Approximately 20,000 people were found affected by skin disease, while almost 18,000 cases of diarrhoea were reported
Given the ever-increasing pollutants and allergens present in the air in urban areas, air purifiers have become absolutely necessary for indoor spaces, especially if one suffers from Asthma. On this World Asthma Day, we see what qualities one should look for in an ideal air purifier.
The day aims to spread awareness while simultaneously busting the myths that hamper people in seeking treatment or enjoying their life to the fullest despite the disease
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World Asthma Day 2021: Theme this year aims to 'uncover misconceptions'; history and significance of day
According to WHO, this day is of major public health importance, because in 2016, it was predicted that more than 339 million people had asthma globally
Asthma management: Blocking two immune system molecules can help prevent future attacks, suggests study
For the study, the researchers targeted two molecules: OX40L and CD30L. Both of these are signalling proteins that can activate T cells when the body is exposed to an allergen and hence lead to inflammation
Exposure to air pollution not only increases risk of asthma attacks but also of disease onset in children
The researchers found that while children whose parents had asthma were still more likely to develop the chronic disease, those who were exposed to higher levels of small particulate matter (PM 2.5) and nitrate pollution also had an increased risk of asthma onset.
Nasal microbiota helps in boosting immunity, tackling inflammation: Here are a few habits that help maintain it
The human body contains trillions of microbes on many of its surfaces and are present on the skin, oral cavity, gut and even on the nasal mucosa (inner lining of the nose).
Corticosteroid inhalers used by asthma patients may help treat COVID-19, researchers to begin human clinical trials
The ultimate goal of the trial is to analyse if the Budesonide inhaler can be used as a low-cost and easily available early intervention therapy for COVID-19 patients to reduce the risks of severe respiratory illness.
Multiple studies have established that sleep is important to maintain good respiratory health, among other bodily functions.
Excessive inflammation and organ damage are also suggested to be one of the many reasons for death in COVID-19 patients.
World Asthma Day 2020: Symptoms, management and precautions for exercise-Induced bronchoconstriction
Another way could be through exercises that require shorter bursts of energy as this could help in not inducing an asthma attack.
Exercise-induced asthma (medically called exercise-induced bronchoconstriction), kicks in after 5 to 10 minutes of a proper workout.
Asthma, a common lung condition that causes sporadic breathing difficulties, often starts in childhood, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lungs in which the airway become narrow due to swelling in the mucous membrane (or mucosa).
Half a million Indians die every year due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. A major cause for this is a lack of awareness and underdiagnosis of the disease.
On Wednesday, the city witnessed thick smog with air pollution at dangerous levels which made it breathing difficult for many in the national capital
By the early 2000s, a number of studies showed the opposite -- that exposure to pets in the very early stages of life confers protective benefits and prevents the development of allergic rhinitis, asthma and eczema.