GINA fights asthma – World Asthma Day, May 1st, 2007
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The asthmatic constriction of the respiratory pathways, often has inflammatory causalities and is mostly a chronic condition. Generally, some kind of gAsthmawieseenetic predisposition may be found in asthma patients. Up to 5 percent of the adult and approximately 10 percent of the juvenile population are suffering from asthma. An attack may be triggered by a variety of individual factors although several factors may come together and further increase the severity of an attack. In popular media asthma is often divided into two major groups, allergy related and non-allergic asthma. Cigarette smoke is a major cause of asthmatic attacks in children.
One of the main goals of this year’s world-asthma-day is best described by it’s theme: “You can control your asthma”. Increasing asthma patient’s awareness to possible trigger substances will allow them to ease their condition through responsible use of, for example, tobacco products. More information concerning this topic may be found on the GINA website: www.ginasthma.com/....
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