Philips India, with its background in Health Technology and through its initiatives around key health issues, is consciously raising awareness about asthma, existence of hazardous indoor air pollutants and the role of air purifiers to combat these harmful pollutants.
According to the company, an estimated 15 million-20 million of the total Indian population suffers from asthma.
On World Asthma Day, the American Thoracic Society joins the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and other founding members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) in recognizing this year's theme: "STOP for asthma". This is known as an "asthma attack", although doctors sometimes use the term "exacerbation".
One form of pollution that particularly affects people in cities is transport emissions.
The research, published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health, is the first global assessment of the impact of traffic fumes on childhood asthma based on high-resolution pollution data. "This campaign is in line with our endeavour to spread awareness to reduce asthma triggers at home and provide effective solutions to consumers to manage their Asthma symptoms better". People over six years of age can take up to 10 puffs in 10 minutes. With poor air quality and rising air pollution, our objective is to reduce number of people suffering from asthma with proper diagnosis and treatment. It allows people with the condition to live a longer, healthier and happier life.
The good news is that we can raise awareness about asthma and how it can be controlled.
"They have targeted in the United Kingdom, and out healthcare system here has targeted, delivering asthma action plans and having one for every asthma patient is a really key piece for eliminating asthma deaths in the future so we don't have one person every five days dying as a result of their asthma".
These plans should detail asthma medicines, symptoms, triggers, how to know if you are having an asthma emergency and what to do in the event of one.
The plans should be filled in with a healthcare professional and reviewed at every available opportunity.
She said that action plans can help eliminate asthma deaths.
"Research from the United Kingdom in 2014 indicated that in the case of people who did die as a result of asthma a huge proportion did not have an action plan, or it was not current and up to date for them".
For further guidance on an Asthma Action Plan, users can call the Asthma Society's free Joint COPD and Asthma Adviceline on 1800-44-54-64.