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WORLD ASTHMA DAY 2NDMAY, 2017 POORLY TREATED ASTHMA CAN CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS

Date:     Tuesday, May 02, 2017

World Asthma Day 2ndMay, 2017

Poorly treated Asthma can cause side effects

By  Dr. Ramana Prasad.V .Velamuru
MBBS, DTCD, CCEBDM, FCCP,                                                                                                         
Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist Respiratory Intensivist,                                                              
KIMS Hospitals, Secunderabad

 

Asthma attacks all age groups but often starts in childhood. It is a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. In an individual, they may occur from hour to hour and day to day.

This condition is due to inflammation of the air passages in the lungs and affects the sensitivity of the nerve endings in the airways so they become easily irritated. In an attack, the lining of the passages swell causing the airways to narrow and reducing the flow of air in and out of the lungs

 

Asthma cannot be cured, but could be controlled. The strongest risk factors for developing asthma are exposure, especially in infancy, to indoor allergens such as domestic mites in bedding, carpets and stuffed furniture, cats and cockroaches, Room freshners,Toilet cleaners, incense sticks ,cigarette smoke and a family history of asthma or allergy.

Exposure to tobacco smoke and exposure to chemical irritants in the workplace are additional risk factors. Other risk factors include certain drugs like aspirin ,Betablockers  and pain killers low birth weight and respiratory infection. The cold weather , extreme emotional stress and physical exercise and gastro esophageal  reflx can exacerbate asthma.

Urbanization  ,De forestation and increasing vehicular pollution appears to be correlated with an increase in asthma.

 

Many people focus on the side effects of treatment so much that they forget that poorly treated asthma can also cause side effects. Apart from the (fortunately low) risk of dying from asthma, there is also a risk that lung function will deteriorate over the years and that person will become disabled by chronic asthma as he/she age. Children with poorly treated asthma do not grow properly and pregnant women with poorly controlled asthma have a higher risk of complications, for example poor growth or death of the unborn baby.

We at KIMSHospitals see around 100 outpatients every day with respiratory complaints , out of these  60/ are asthma patients. children constitutes 10 to 15/ and we see a drastic increase of new asthma patients every year . and female patient ratio is slightly more  ,reasons could be more women are working now a days  getting exposed to both indoor and out door pollutions .

Department : Pulmonology

Doctor(s) : Dr. V. V. Ramana Prasad

Branch : KIMS Secunderabad

KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pulmonology

KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pulmonology

KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pulmonology

KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pulmonology

KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pulmonology

KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pulmonology

KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pulmonology

KIMS Secunderabad
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Pulmonology

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