Childhood illnesses

Children with asthma can lead normal lives

On World Asthma Day, it is intended to encourage children and their families to take control in the care of the disease to eliminate the symptoms and that children can lead a normal life without restrictions.

Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by a variable and reversible bronchial obstruction in the face of a wide variety of stimuli such as allergens, drugs, exercise, cold air ... among others.

This disease of the respiratory system is the most common in the child population, and is more prevalent in males, although at puberty this difference becomes equal. Although it can appear at any age, it is more frequent in the first five years of life. In 25 percent of cases, symptoms begin during the first.

Developing good cooperation between patients and their doctors, identifying and reducing exposure to risk factors, assessing, treating and monitoring asthma, and knowing how to handle an asthma attack is today the goal of treatment.

From the AEPap (Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatrics), on the occasion of World Asthma Day, it is insisted that in order to control asthma, children must take personalized written treatment for their asthma, take the medications prescribed by their doctor, know and avoid the factors that can trigger the asthma crisis, learn to recognize the symptoms of a crisis and know what to do in an asthma attack.

Currently, there is the possibility of diagnosing asthma early and starting the appropriate treatment, with periodic reviews to educate the child and the family so that, by carrying out the control of the disease in the most autonomous way possible, the child can lead the life that want without limitations of any kind, as if you did not have asthma.

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