World Asthma Day

Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways, which carry the air in and out of the lung.

What is Asthma?

The World Health Organization defines asthma as a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. The severity and frequency of these attacks vary from person to person. This chronic respiratory disease inflames and narrows the airways so they become easily irritated.3 The most common symptoms of asthma are breathlessness, coughing, chest pains and wheezing.


World Asthma Day is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday of May. This year it falls on 1st May. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about Asthma and how people all over the world can spread it amongst their families. Therefore to commemorate the event and educate the students in school and parents at home, World Asthma day was commenced. The aim of this campaign is to make people understand the types of Asthma that can affect them and immediate safety tips so as to ensure that the severity of the disease can be curtailed. 

    Food to eat:
  • 1.Foods rich in Vitamin C like kiwis, broccoli, berries, oranges and tomatoes
  • 2.Foods rich in Vitamin E like almonds, spinach and sweet potato
  • 3.Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like canola oil, cod liver oil, flax-seed oil and mustard oil

    Food to avoid:
  • 1.Dried fruits like dried apricot
  • 2.Alcoholic drinks like wine or beer
  • 3.Frozen or prepared shrimp
  • 4.Food with high amount of sulphites and preservatives like pickles
  • 5.Food that is allergic to your body

Dear asthma patients: we are with you. And we hope you get vaccinated with the highest priority wherever you are!

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