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Around 300 million people worldwide are suffering from asthma and this number will cross the 400 million mark by 2025. According to the report of this research, we get to know how asthma affects the normal life of a patient.
(Dr. Rahul Bahot)
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that directly affects your respiratory system. During its attack, you get a strong cough, panic and shortness of breath (a special kind of sound is also heard after taking long breaths). Around 300 million people worldwide are suffering from asthma and this number will cross the 400 million mark by 2025. British researchers Adam G, Rebecca H and Linda N did a research on how much asthma affects the daily lives of patients. According to the report of this research, we get to know how asthma affects the normal life of a patient.
Most of the asthma attacks occur late at night or before 4 in the morning, due to which sleep is not complete. Due to shortness of breath, once the patient wakes up, it is a big problem to fall asleep again. Due to being constantly awake at nights, there is fatigue in the body and due to lack of energy, lethargy remains in the body throughout the day. The biggest thing is that the disease persists for a long time, due to which fatigue does not leave you behind.
emotional and psychological effects
Asthma attacks often occur during the change of season or before dawn. Therefore, whenever the weather changes or there is a climate change, this disease completely grips the patient and the patient worried about the asthma attack remains scared. The result is that the patient goes into depression and feels emotionally unstable, due to which such patients become angry very quickly or express their displeasure over every little thing. Patients often lose their control over themselves with a sense of hopelessness and the patient feels lonely and irritable.
decline in physical ability
In asthma, when you do more physical exertion, then your breath becomes short. This phenomenon also reduces the patient’s ability to participate in sports activities and creates a fear within them that if they do more exertion or physical activity, they may have an asthma attack, due to which they can lose their daily lives. reduce physical activity.
Steroids are more commonly used in the treatment of asthma. Patients with more severe asthma are given high doses of steroids through repeated injections, tablets and pumps. Due to which many serious problems have to be faced. Including weight gain and pathological fractures.
Affects performance both at school and at work
Reasons from number 1 to number 3 are also responsible for the poor academic performance of children. In adults, these factors lead to poor performance in the workplace, resulting in difficult promotions and rewards.
Newer methods of treating asthma are very expensive, for example biologics such as monoclonal antibodies described in the table below. Apart from this, a lot of money is also spent in emergency medical services during repeated attacks of asthma.
As a result of the above points a tense atmosphere is created between the patient and the family members, which spoils the relationship. The patient is seen as a burden by other family members. Today we may boast about the development of technology and control techniques for the treatment of asthma, but the fact remains that the daily living conditions of the people suffering from asthma become very bad.
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