Asthma suf­fer­ers don’t man­age their con­di­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Only about 28 per­cent of peo­ple in China with asthma have their con­di­tion un­der con­trol, ac­cord­ing to a study.

More than 26 per­cent of re­spon­dents re­ported be­ing hos­pi­tal­ized in the past year and 22 per­cent had vis­ited an emer­gency room due to an asthma at­tack, ac­cord­ing to the study re­leased on Tues­day, World Asthma Day. More than 3,000 asthma pa­tients were sur­veyed be­tween Oc­to­ber 2015 and May 2016.

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory dis­ease of the air­ways and is char­ac­ter­ized by re­cur­rent at­tacks of breath­less­ness and wheez­ing, which vary in sever­ity and fre­quency from per­son to per­son.

Roughly 30 mil­lion peo­ple in China have asthma, ac­cord­ing to es­ti­mates by the Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion.

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