Risk Factors for Poor Asthma Control and Breakthrough Attacks

  • Ajoy Samuel Mammen Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum
  • K Madhu Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum
  • Raveendran M Nair Ray Mayo Clinic, Attingal, Trivandrum
  • P Ravindran Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum
Keywords: Asthma, Poor Asthma Control, Breakthrough Attacks

Abstract

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide with an estimated 300 million affected individuals. Prevalence is increasing in many countries, especially in children. Asthma is a major cause of school and work absence. Health care expenditure on asthma is very high. Asthma1 symptoms may be triggered by factors which are well known such as viral infections, allergens, tobacco smoke, exercise and stress.

Author Biographies

Ajoy Samuel Mammen, Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum

Junior Consultant, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

K Madhu, Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum

Senior Consultant, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Raveendran M Nair, Ray Mayo Clinic, Attingal, Trivandrum

Senior Consultant

P Ravindran, Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum

Chairman , Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Published
2018-09-27
Section
Original Research