World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day Quick Facts - GB

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2023 Date2 May 2023
2024 Date7 May 2024
World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day seeks to raise awareness about asthma and improve the lives of those affected by it. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways within the lungs. It is believed to be caused by genetic or environmental factors. Symptoms may stem from an obstructed airflow or spasms of the airways in the lungs. These may include wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath. There are no known cures for asthma. There are, however, measures and methods such as inhalers that make living with it more comfortable. According to the CDC, 1 in 13 Americans live with asthma.

World Asthma Day was created in 1998 by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). It is observed annually on the first Tuesday in May.

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Facts about World Asthma Day

  • The theme for World Asthma Day in 2022 is Closing Gaps in Asthma Care.
  • According to the National Library of Medicine, in 2022, approximately 300 million people worldwide have asthma.

Top things to do in the UK for World Asthma Day

  • Read about an interview with a school girl with asthma.
  • Watch this video on what happens during an extreme asthma attack.
  • Check out your local Asthma Charity Events. Many asthma charities in the UK organize fundraising events such as sponsored walks, runs, and cycle rides on this day to raise awareness about asthma.
  • Attend the International Conference on Asthma and Allergy located in Edinburgh. This annual conference brings together professionals, researchers, and policy-makers to discuss the latest developments in asthma research and management.

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