03 May 2010
The most effective asthma treatment– inhalation therapy is available at India at very low cost. But the lack of awareness on asthma is increasing number of deaths. Asthma is a chronic disease, which requires long term treatment and inhalers, is good habit for asthma patients – said Dr Lokendra Dave HOD medicine, medical college.
Dr Dave was addressing the press conference to educate people about the asthma. He said that normally people did not accept that they are suffering from asthma, they just afraid. But it is important to diagnose asthma at an early as it help preserve the condition of the lungs. Asthma usually manifests itself through symptoms like coughing, tightness in the chest, and wheezing but its is important to consider asthma as diagnoses particularly if these symptoms are recurrent and consult a doctor at the earliest.
Using currently recommended treatment, asthma can be fully controlled and persons with asthma can lead a complete active life.
There are several therapies and forms of treatment for asthma available in the market. However, it has now been accepted that the best and safest to take asthma medicines is by inhalation as it reaches your lung directly and starts acting immediately. But if you are on tablets or syrups the medication takes time to cat as the medicines has to pass from stomach to the blood and finally it the lungs. This could results in several side effects. It is to note that inhalation therapy, the dosage needed is up to 50 times lesser then syrups or tablets and far more effective Dr. Dave Informed.