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Inhaler Is The Right Choice For Asthma

News Desk, News Nation 360: #InhalersHainSahi – an awareness campaign to dispel myths and fears regarding asthma and encourage asthmatics to live a life without limits, was launched under the aegis of Cipla Limited. The campaign aims to eliminate the stigma around the usage of inhalers, make it socially more acceptable and foster further dialogue between patients and their doctors. According to the Global Burden of Disease Report, in India, around 93 million people suffer from chronic respiratory diseases; of which around 37 million are asthmatics. India contributes to merely 11.1% of the global asthma burden, however, it accounts for over 42% of all global asthma deaths, making it the asthma death capital of the world. Dr Indranil Halder, Chest Physician, JNM Hospital, Kolkata, stated that it is important to change the perception towards Asthma and inhalers. While inhalers can play a crucial role in reducing the impact of asthma on people’s lives, compliance is crucial. Inhalers deliver the drug directly to the lungs and works to control asthma by preventing, relieving symptoms and reducing flare-ups. Although asthma is not curable, it is possible to gain control over it and lead a normal active life. Here, the correct treatment and adherence to asthma management are crucial. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines recommend inhalers as a safe & effective way to control asthma as it reaches your lungs directly and starts acting immediately. According to Dr Jaideep Gogtay, Global Chief Medical Officer, Cipla, the #InhalersHainSahi campaign aims at helping asthmatic patients live unstoppable lives with the use of inhalers. Their efforts are to engage people and encourage them to take necessary actions as guided by their doctors. #InhalersHainSahi is a movement to understand and accept the use of inhalers without fear and stigma. 

Report : Anustup Kundu