Asthma (Overview)

Asthma is a chronic disease which characterized by inflammation and reversible airway obstruction, including airway hyperresponsiveness. Asthma can occur at any age, so you can watch thousands of hospitalizations annually immediate and long-term observation. Epidemiological and other observations have shown ever-increasing morbidity and mortality from asthma. This is despite the increased understanding of its pathogenesis, and the availability of effective drugs against asthma and new diagnostic tools.
Degree of prevalence of the disease varies depending on the region. It is diagnosed in adults 2.7-4.0% in the vast majority of European countries and in the U.S., this figure rises to 12.0%. At the same time, statistics show a very low prevalence of asthma among adults in Asia (China, Singapore, Malaysia and Bangladesh), as compared with their population west. The prevalence of asthma in India is largely similar to that observed in other Asian countries.
Although chronic disease and can not be completely cured, but it can prevent the disease and to monitor the disease. Proper treatment can give people the opportunity to maintain a high quality of life. Treatment involves reducing the severity and frequency of attacks and to help patients fight future exacerbations. Treatment strategies include the use of various drugs, such as beta-agonists and drugs, such as oral and inhaled corticosteroids for monitoring long-term effects of airway inflammation.

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