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World Asthma Day - மே 7: உலக ஆஸ்துமா தினம்

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    World Asthma Day - மே 7: உலக ஆஸ்துமா தினம்

    மே 7: இன்று உலக ஆஸ்துமா தினம்

    ஒவ்வாமையின் விளைவாகவே பெரும்பாலும் ஆஸ்துமா ஏற்படுகிறது. தூசு, குளிர்ந்த காற்று, புகை, மூச்சுப்பாதையில் ஏற்படும் தொற்றுகள், ரசாயனப் பொருட்கள், புகைபிடித்தல், மகரந்தங்கள், வளர்ப்புப் பிராணிகளின் முடிகள், வாசனைத் திரவியங்கள் போன்றவை ஏற்படுத்தும் ஒவ்வாமையின் விளைவுதான் ஆஸ்துமாவின் வெளிப்பாடு.

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    re: World Asthma Day - மே 7: உலக ஆஸ்துமா தினம்

    'AC, carpeted rooms triggering asthma attacks'

    Long hours spent in air-conditioned and carpeted rooms and genetic factors are now being increasingly seen as major causes of asthma, which was earlier attributed mainly to vehicular exhaust and other forms of air pollution.

    At least 40% of asthma patients are those who have been exposed to indoor pollution, say doctors ahead of World Asthma Day, which falls on May 7.

    As much as 60% of asthmatic patients had genetic predisposition to asthma, 45% were diabetics, 25% were smokers, 20% consumed alcohol regularly, and in another 20% the asthma was associated with atopic dermatitis or skin allergy, found a joint study on 120 asthmatic patients by the Andhra University department of Human Genetics and Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam in 2011-12, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Asthma Immunology.

    "The air conditioners and carpets at the offices and homes, soft toys, furry pets and smoking are to be blamed for increase in asthma cases in all age groups," said Pradyut Waghray, pulmonologist at Kunal Institute of Medical Specialties and director at Isha Hospital.

    "We find that around 4-5 asthma patients out of every 10 have been subjected to continuous indoor pollution and hence were getting asthma attacks. These days, most offices and homes are carpeted and air-conditioned. If carpets and AC filters are not cleaned at regular intervals, they give rise to dust mites and certain types of virus and bacteria that make vulnerable people prone to asthma attack," said the doctor.

    "Similarly, hair of furry pets like cats and dogs and fibres in soft toys act as allergens for some and cause asthma attacks. Again, if one of the parents is a smoker, the child is more likely to get asthma as the nicotine in cigarette consists of about 4,000 particles, which can cause damage to the bronchi," said the doctor.

    There's also a 10-15% increase in adult asthma cases, especially due to rise in diabetic cases as there's a link between diabetes and asthma, added Waghray.

    Pulmonologists also focus on the proper use of inhalers to keep asthma under control in keeping with the World Health Organisation theme 'you can control your asthma.'

    "Sadly, in India, hardly 10% of the asthma-affected use inhalers mistaking that they are suffering from temporary respiratory problem or allergy and not asthma. Many use oral medication, which mix with the blood stream and may have side effects unlike the traditional inhalers nor they daily take preventive inhalers," averred K Subhakar, senior doctor of Government Chest Hospital and zonal taskforce chairperson for RNTCP (revised National TB control programme), South India.

    "Asthma patients, even if in good health, should take inhaled steroids as preventer inhalers twice daily and broncho dilators or reliever inhalers during an attack. To be more effective, inhalers should also be used through spacers (a bottle like device) for the medicines to go to the lungs properly instead of remaining in the throat. This combined medication act locally and thus help overcome the problem of constriction of airways that cause difficulty in breathing," added the doctor.



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