World Asthma Day – Tuesday 3rd May 2022
World Asthma Day, organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), is held in May each year to raise awareness of asthma – a lung condition that affects an estimated 8 million people in the UK alone, and 300 million people worldwide ?
GINA has chosen ‘Closing Gaps in Asthma Care’ as the theme for the 2022 World Asthma Day.
There are a number of gaps in asthma care which require intervention in order to reduce preventable suffering as well as the costs incurred by treating uncontrolled asthma.
Triggers for asthma include: stress, infections, exercise, cold weather, pollution, allergies, and certain medicines such as ibuprofen.
There is currently no cure for asthma, but it can be managed using ongoing treatments to help reduce symptoms and prevent potentially life-threatening asthma attacks. Such treatments can include:
- Inhalers for both relief / prevention
- Prescribed drugs in tablet, powder or syrup form
- Biologic therapies (Injections) for severe cases
- Bronchial thermoplasty surgery
- Complementary therapies, e.g. breathing exercises, dietary supplements
Did you Know?
A June 2013 study published in Wiener klinische Wochenschrift – The Central European Journal of Medicine found that antioxidants, including vitamins A and E, could have a beneficial impact on those with asthma.
A small study published in the August 2014 issue of Free Radical Biology & Medicine found that when combined with Vitamin C and Selenium, a nasal spray of choline helped treat allergic airway disease in mice. Though studies done on people are still needed, taking Choline, a B Vitamin, may reduce the severity and frequency of asthma attacks, according to the University of Maryland Medical Centre. High doses (3 grams a day for adults) may be most effective, but you shouldn’t take them without talking to your doctor first.
Get A Drip offer a range of Vitamin Drips & Booster Shots containing the above Vitamins. Our ever popular High Dose Vitamin C Drip contains between 6.25g and 25g of Vitamin C, while Selenium is available as an add on to most of the drips on our menu.
If you have asthma, speak to a friend, family or colleague about your experience with it today!