World Asthma Day 2023: Understanding the Chronic Respiratory Disease and Its Observance

World Asthma Day 2023: Understanding the Chronic Respiratory Disease and Its Observance

World Asthma Day is an annual observance that falls on the first Tuesday of May. This year, it is today, i.e., May 2. 

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that concerns millions of individuals worldwide. It is caused by the airways becoming inflamed, narrow, or swollen, making breathing difficult. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, coughing, and wheezing, requiring constant treatment for relief.

May was chosen as the month to celebrate this day because it coincides with the spring and fall seasons when asthma symptoms worsen. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) observed the first World Asthma Day in 1998 to raise awareness about the disease.

On this day, organizations raise awareness about the disease and promote efforts to research, manage, and treat asthma. Myths related to asthma are debunked, and policymakers are encouraged to improve care, management, and treatment facilities available for the disease. People are also taught about asthma's symptoms, treatment, and causes to increase awareness.

This year's theme for World Asthma Day is "Asthma Care for All." GINA aims to raise awareness that asthma care should be accessible to everyone worldwide, regardless of any factor. As we gear up to observe this important day, let us keep in mind the impact that asthma has on people's lives and the need to improve access to care for this chronic condition.

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