Consult a Doctor for Asthma Management

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Asthma kills around 1000 people every day and affects as many as 339 million people - and prevalence is rising. In 2016, asthma, across all ages, contributed 23.7 million DALYs globally.

About Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of lower airways, which can lead to excessive mucus formation and blockage leading to the reversible narrowing of the bronchial lumen.

Normal vs Asthmatic lung (source)

The Burden of Asthma in India

1/10th of total asthmatics in the world are Indians (approximately 20 million people). As per the global asthma report, 6% of children and 2% of adults in India have asthma.

Prevalence of Asthma in Indian Population

Causes of Asthma

The exact cause for asthma is not known but researchers have found it to be interplay between genetic and environmental factors.

Symptoms and Warning Signs of Asthma

Symptoms and Warning Signs (Source)

Symptoms Warning Signs
  • Cough especially at night
  • Breathlessness
  • Wheezing(whistling) sound while breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Sputum
  • A headache
  • Runny/ stuffy nose
  • Tiredness after physical activity
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing/wheezing after exercise
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Irritable/mood changes

Seek emergency treatment if there is

  • Fast deterioration of symptoms
  • No improvement is noticed after use of immediate relief inhaler

Types of Asthma

The common types of asthma are listed below

Exercise-Induced Asthma

Triggered by Exercise

Occupational Asthma

Exposure to chemicals at work

Nocturnal Asthma

Worsening of asthma at night

Allergic Asthma

Triggered by allergens

Adult-Onset Asthma

Starts in adulthood

Mild Asthma

Symptoms for 2 days or more per week

Moderate Asthma

Symptoms occur daily

Severe Asthma

Occur throughout the day

Treatment for Asthma

Asthma cannot be cured but with proper management and care under the supervision of the doctor, one can control the disease and lead a healthy life.

Home Remedies for Asthma

  • Breathing exercises as advised by the physician.
  • Avoid triggers
  • Yoga and meditation to control stress
  • Dietary modifications

Asthma action plan with your Doctor

  • Assess the control of disease
  • Frequency and method of drug intake
  • What to do when symptom surface
  • What are the triggers of asthma and how to avoid them

Should the basic home remedies not suffice, and you need help, book a doctor online at your convenience.

Asthma Facts

  • Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children affecting lower airways
  • It causes recurrent attacks of breathlessness
  • Asthma causes limitations in daily activities
  • Medications can control asthma
  • Avoiding asthma triggers reduces the severity of asthma


When you do have asthma symptoms, you may feel like you are breathing through a straw.

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