Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds study

The study states clearly that is has ‘confirmed’ that there is indeed an association between childhood asthma and low intake of vitamins D and E during pregnancy

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds studyAt present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change, and air pollution have all been associated with an increase […]

Asthma acting up during summer? Here’s how to beat the heat

Dr Prashant Chhajed, Head of Respiratory Medicine, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares, how to recognise an Asthma attack and how to stay alert and healthy to enjoy the summer holidays to the fullest

Asthma acting up during summer? Here’s how to beat the heatSummer brings with it heat and humidity which often makes breathing more difficult for asthma patients. Intake of hot air in summer may aggravate your symptoms. There are many reasons why this can occur, including amplified air pollution from smog and higher pollen counts which are common banes to the lungs. As the body tries […]

World Asthma Day: Not only traffic pollution, even agarbatti smoke can trigger asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that transport air to and from the lungs. A healthy lifestyle, no smoking, avoiding drugs and asthma triggers are the best ways to treat asthma and keep its symptoms under control

World Asthma Day:  Not only traffic pollution, even agarbatti smoke can trigger asthmaAsthma is a heterogeneous disease, characterised by long-standing airway inflammation. It is manifested by respiratory symptoms such as wheeze, shortness of breath, chest tightness and a dry cough that varies over time & intensity. According to the statistics provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), there were 383,000 deaths due to asthma in 2015. In […]

World Asthma Day: How to tackle asthma triggered by pollution

The theme for World Asthma Day 2019 is STOP for Asthma: where STOP stands for Symptom Evaluation, Test Response, Observe and Assess, and Proceed to Adjust Treatment. Though, asthma cannot be cured but appropriate management can control the disorder and enable people to enjoy good quality of life

World Asthma Day: How to tackle asthma triggered by pollutionWorld Asthma Day (WAD) is organised by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), in order to create awareness about asthma and its management across the world. On this day activities are carried out throughout the world to motivate asthma patients to keep help them manage it. Here, we brief you about how pollution is tied to […]

World Asthma Day: Perception on inhalation therapy needs to change

World Asthma Day: Perception on inhalation therapy needs to changeAsthma is a chronic (long term) disease characterised by airway hyper-reactivity in a genetically susceptible child and adults when exposed to precipitating factors such as excessive humid or cold & dry air, dusty, smoky atmosphere. In these patients inflammation, swelling, excessive mucus formation and ultimately narrowing of the airways occur. This result in recurrent bouts […]

How to take care of asthma in winters

Dr Arvind Kate, a Pulmonologist at Zen Multi-speciality Hospital, Chembur, shares various symptoms of asthma and explains how to prevent asthma attacks in winters

How to take care of asthma in wintersAsthma is an epidemic in the making. India has witnessed a whopping 43% surge in its incidence since 2013. One of the major causes of concern is the growing rate of pollution in our country. According to a recent report, globally, thirteen of the most polluted cities, of top 20, are in India. One of […]