Bronchial Asthma management and Prophylaxis

Al Falah, Walaa (2019-04-17)

Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways associated with airway hyper responsiveness that leads to recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing particularly at night or in the early morning. These episodes are usually associated with widespread but variable airflow obstruction that is often reversible either spontaneously or with treatment.However the prevalence of asthma worldwide is around 200 million with a mortality of around 0.2 million per year.[1] The estimated burden of asthma in India is more than 15 million. The population prevalence of asthma reported in different field studies and specific population group is reported to be variable. Onset of asthma can occur at any age, but children and young adults are commonly affected. Although asthma can’t be cured, clinical episode can be prevented and controlled by proper management. The exact cause of asthma is not known. There are a variety of host and the environmental risk factors


Asthma is a common disease worldwide with significant ethnic and regional variations. An increasing morbidity and mortality, as well as health care burden from asthma have been recognized lately. Several evidence based guidelines have been developed with an aim to standardize and improve the quality of management. These guidelines seek to translate the advances in the understanding of pathogenesis of asthma and in the development of new agents and strategies into practical application at all levels of healthcare. Aim between management and Prophylaxis of the asthma

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