What is Asthma?
To better understand asthma, it’s necessary to understand a little about what happens we you breathe.
Normally, with every breath we take, air goes through our nose, down our throat, into the airways, eventually making it to our lungs.
There are lots of small air passages in our lungs that help deliver oxygen into our bloodstream.
Asthma is said to occur when the lining of the airways swells and the muscles around them tighten. Mucus then fills the airways, further reducing the amount of air that can pass through.
These conditions can then bring on an asthma “attack,” which is the coughing and tightness in the chest that’s typical of asthma.
Asthma kills around 1000 people every day and affects as many as 339 million people - and prevalence is rising.
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Low-income countries like NIGERIA, disproportionally suffer the most severe asthma cases.
To counter the devastating personal and economic impact of untreated and poorly managed asthma. We will continue to create awareness on this silent killer.
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