Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is asthma a major public health problem?

Yes. In most parts of the world, 10 to 15% children have asthma. In some countries such as Australia and New Zealand, it is even more common. Similarly, 7 to 10% adults also suffer from asthma. Asthma is increasing all … Continue reading

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How Cricket leads to my Asthma-free life?

Playing sports regularly can have beneficial effect on asthma. Real-life Example: I do not remember exactly when, but asthma has been my companion since my childhood. In those early days, I remember my mother used to give me a herbal … Continue reading

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How is asthma diagnosed?

The diagnosis of asthma is usually not difficult. A detailed account of the patient’s symptoms is often sufficient to establish the diagnosis. -> Lung function testing provides an objective method of confirming the diagnosis. It also helps in assessment of … Continue reading

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How a Football Player Conquers Asthma?

Yes, you can too. There are many examples where sportsmen  have conquered asthma with little bit effort and awareness. Real-life story: Ramesh plays football with his friends in school. He suffers from asthma, due to which, he is quite nervous and … Continue reading

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How Playing Sports in Cold Weather causes Asthma?

Cold weather can trigger your asthma. Real-life story: Twelve years old Yudi suffers from asthma. His asthma gets aggravated when he plays sports outdoors in cold weather. Yudi’s parents have asked him to stop playing outdoor sports, which frustrates him. … Continue reading

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