Asthma is a very common disease that affects a large number of people in Singapore.
Asthma affects approximately 5% of adults and 20% of children in Singapore, according to statistics. Singapore is considered a high-risk country for asthma-related deaths.
So… what exactly is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that causes inflammation and swelling of the airways. During an asthma attack, the airways narrow making breathing difficult. These asthma attacks can range from mild to severe, and can even be fatal. Asthma can affect people of any age, but it is more common in children. Many people did not have regular medical checkups and had to rely heavily on medications and inhalers. If left untreated, this condition will affect one quality of life such as daily life, rest time, work or school. It can also be life-threatening in severe cases.
Few things that actually can trigger asthma attacks:
Consultation with a doctor is still the best option for more effective asthma management. A doctor will be able to understand your condition and its severity in order to provide you with the best medical advice for long-term treatment and management.