~ Spreads awareness about the rising incidence of Asthma and how to control it~
Mathura, May 3, 2016: On the World Asthma Day, Nayati multi super speciality hospital, Mathura announced organizing a day long free checkup camp for the community on May 3, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. This will be supported by a free consultation for Asthma and special discounts on certain investigative tests for Asthma.
In addition to the free consultation by the clinicians, the check-up includes free Pulmonary Function Test (PFT); and a 25% discount on CBC, Serum IgE, X-Ray Chest PA View, X-Ray PNS and Water View. Members of the community are welcome to make full use of this opportunity in large numbers.
Nayati Healthcare Chairperson Niira Radia said “Asthma is an affliction that affects an incredible 334 million people worldwide and 30 million people alone in India, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). In a bid to raise awareness of this respiratory condition we are organizing a day long checkup camp in the hospital. This World Asthma Day lets beat together the spread of this preventable disease by creating awareness on the precautions and prevention of asthma.
Dr. R. K. Mani, CEO-Medical Services, Chairman Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine stated “Asthma is a complex and chronic inflammatory disease of the lower airways with patients experiencing recurrent wheezing, breathlessness, tightness in the chest at night or early in the morning. It affects people regardless of age, and in some cases can prove to be fatal. When the symptoms are not under control, the airways can become inflamed making breathing difficult. Whilst asthma cannot be cured, the symptoms can be controlled enabling people with asthma to live full lives. Lately, we have observed that there has been a steep rise in the cases of Asthma and allergies in our country. Asthma management requires collaborative efforts of the patients, asthma carers, health professionals, community health groups and other health care systems globally.”
The theme of this year’s World Asthma Day is “You Can Control Your Asthma” which majorly focuses on the various ways of controlling the rising incidence of Asthma across the globe. Let us follow the below mentioned positive steps for coping with Asthma and help in bringing down the incidence of severe asthma and also the subsequent number of hospital visits.
- Prepare a personal asthma management plan with the help of doctor. The management plan is tailored to the person with asthma and will cover which medications should be taken at certain times during the day and which risk factors of asthma to avoid.
- Take relevant medications prescribed by your doctor which relieve symptoms of asthma and control related inflammation and swelling of the airways.
- Educate yourself about the risk factors of asthma which can bring on symptoms and make the condition worse.
- Learn to recognize when the symptoms are becoming worse.
- Be prepared in case you have an asthma attack. This could include carrying a card which informs others about your condition and gives instructions on what to do when you have a severe asthma attack.