Tuesday, May 04, 2021 – 14:59 | Last Updated: 04 05 2021 – 14:59
With the decision of the World Health Organization, the first Tuesday of May every year was determined as World Asthma Day. Making a statement due to the World Asthma Day, Chest Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Nurhayat Yıldırım said, “Asthma is a chronic but manageable disease. It is very important for patients to receive their treatments regularly so that they can maintain their living standards in the best possible way. ” said.
Saying that patients experience complaints such as shortness of breath, cough, wheezing and feeling of pressure in the chest during asthma attacks, Yıldırım said, “Frequent repetitions of attacks cause a decrease in the lung capacity of the patients and premature aging of the lungs. Regularly taking the medicines of the patients without interruption will minimize the attacks. ” said.
Stating that people with chronic diseases are going through a process that should be much more cautious, Yıldırım said, “With a more prominent momentum with the COVID period, respiratory system diseases are among the disease groups that have caused the most hospitalizations in the last 3 years.” said.
Sharing as a pleasing development that many of the existing asthma patients started to use their medicines regularly by adapting to the treatment given by their physicians with the concern of the risk of being infected with COVID, Yıldırım said, “ We hear that some patients who used drugs in the past, only when they were symptomatic and who were using drugs during exacerbation periods, experienced the happiness of breathing more comfortably thanks to their compliance with regular treatment. . ” he spoke.
DROP IN THE NEW DIAGNOSIS!
Yıldırım, on the other hand, “We observe a decrease in the rates of new diagnoses, as well as the treatment and follow-up processes of some of the existing patients, due to the fact that asthma patients in the risky group in epidemic conditions protect themselves with isolation, prefer not to go to the hospital, and physicians have given priority to combating the epidemic.” said.
“A GREAT DUTY FOR THE FAMILY IN CHILD PATIENTS”
Stating that the family has a great role in pediatric patients, Nurhayat Yıldırım emphasized that it is necessary not to hinder the activities of children with asthma and not to smoke with them. Emphasizing that asthma treatment should continue during pregnancy, Yıldırım drew attention to the fact that an attack of a pregnant asthma patient may cause serious problems for the baby.