Inhalation therapy, a key to win big against asthma

Inhalation therapy, a key to win big against asthma

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-04-28 10:18 New Delhi: When we think of Asthma, we picture a sneezing or a wheezing individual who seems to be perpetually ill. But is this the case every time? Often we try to run away from the harsh reality of the disease and ignore it, making the situation worst.If diagnosed with Asthma, it is not the end of world as projected most of the time. Surprisingly, it can be managed and controlled easily. Daily activities with family and friends are not a tedious task or challenging with proper treatment. In true sense, one can win against asthma.This year on World Asthma Day, we celebrate the spirit of those, who have won their battle against asthma and taboos related to it. Awareness about the disease, acceptance towards it and adherence to the right therapy, all this can make one win against asthma. Today, we learn from them how they made it possible through inhalation therapy - a key to win against asthma.Symptom free is not asthma free. This remains one of the biggest challenges to the management of asthma, when there is discontinuation of the medication once the symptoms have subsided. This can be done majorly to save the cost of the medication. Unfortunately, this may result into aggravation of the disease and chances are that symptoms may flare up anytime - this time with double impact. It is important to understand being symptom free does not mean one is free of the disease. Always, consult a doctor before taking such steps.Dr. Randeep Guleria, Head of Department, Pulmonology