May is Asthma Awareness Month and May 3rd, 2016 is World Asthma Day. All month long, CureClick will share information about this condition that affects approximately 242 million people worldwide.

World Asthma Day 2016

Here’s a few facts about Asthma:

  • Asthma is a chronic disease that inflames and narrows airways in the lungs, causing wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing.
  • It affects people of all ages, but most frequently begins in childhood.
  • Asthma cannot be cured but it can be managed to minimize symptoms.
  • Despite the availability of treatments, more than half of asthma patients have poor control over their condition.
  • Proper use of asthma inhalers can be as low as 29% and can lead to lack of asthma control.

 

Help support World Asthma Day by sharing this post. Learn more about this condition by visiting the Global Initiative for Asthma website here: http://ginasthma.org/wad/