The Pediatrics Pulmonology Section and the Allergy and Immunology section at HMC, organized the public awareness campaign and it focused on raising awareness about asthma and its control and treatment, in addition to the best and safest methods of using asthma medications.
Patients were informed that an effective treatment of asthma needs direct participation from the part of the patient as well as a full understanding of the nature of the respiratory disease.
“This awareness and educational event is organized on yearly basis with aim of educating the public on the risks of asthma and its serious and harmful consequences on children if not timely and properly controlled and managed. Our objective is, also, to change and correct certain misconception prevailing in the community and among many parents about asthma inflicted children and their ability to pursue normal life,” said Dr. Amjad Tufaha, Consultant Pediatrics Pulmonary Diseases at HMC.
The awareness campaign at the City Centre included the distribution of awareness and educational pamphlets comprising essential information and instructions on asthma; its causes and how to protect from this chronic disease in addition to explaining the proper way to use asthma medications.
Asthma is a chronic pulmonary disease resulting from allergenic and bronchitis leading to bronchial stenosis which causes asthma symptoms such as: dyspnea, chest wheeze and spasms of coughing.
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