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Some symptoms of asthma include breathlessness, coughing, wheezing and a feeling of tightness in the chest and these can vary in frequency and severity.(Shutterstock)

World Asthma Day 2020: The importance of awareness and precaution

Hindustan Times | By Dr Vishal Sehgal
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 07:14 AM IST
Asthma, a chronic disease of the lungs causing breathing problems affects about 1.5 to 2 crore people around the world.
Genetic factors interact with environmental factors such as pollution to trigger asthma.(Shutterstock)
Genetic factors interact with environmental factors such as pollution to trigger asthma.(Shutterstock)

World Asthma Day: Number of asthma patients on the rise in India

Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:54 AM IST
World Asthma Day 2018: Asthma is an inflammatory disease that can interfere with daily activities. The number of asthmatic patients in India has gone up in the recent past.
Inhalation therapy remains the best form of drug delivery in asthma as it delivers drugs directly in the lungs.(Shutterstock)
Inhalation therapy remains the best form of drug delivery in asthma as it delivers drugs directly in the lungs.(Shutterstock)

World Asthma Day: Men, beware. You are more prone to asthma than women

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:03 AM IST
A survey revealed that men are more sensitive to allergens like dust, pollen and fungi than women are. It also found that people below 30 suffered more from allergen reactions than older adults.
(Left) Asthma expert Dr Nalin Joshi and Dr BS Sharma at a press conference in Jaipur on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
(Left) Asthma expert Dr Nalin Joshi and Dr BS Sharma at a press conference in Jaipur on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

Uncontrolled or partly controlled asthma is due to poor inhaler technique, say experts

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 10:10 PM IST
As per the Asia-Pacific Asthma Insights Management Survey, asthma treatment patients in India are either uncontrolled or party controlled asthma and the key reason for this poor control is poor inhaler technique.
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