World Asthma Day 2022: History, Theme, Significance, Myths, Quotes and more

Publish Date: 05 May, 2022 |
 

World Asthma Day 2022: World Asthma Day is observed on the first Tuesday of May every year to raise awareness about the respiratory disease called asthma. This day also highlights how this dreadful disease can be controlled with proper treatment and cure. 

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes difficulty in breathing due to the narrow airways in the body. According to the CDC, one in thirteen Americans have Asthma and this day is observed to spread awareness among the masses and to educate them about the complication of asthma.

World Asthma Day 2022 Theme

This year, the theme for World Asthma Day is 'Closing Gaps in Asthma Care'. The theme to uncover the asthma misconceptions is to destigmatize the misconception related to the complication of asthma.

History of World Asthma Day

This day was founded in 1993 by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) in collaboration with World Health Organisation. It was first observed in 1998 in more than 35 countries.

WHO considers this day of major public health importance. According to WHO, it was estimated that more than 339 million people had Asthma globally and there were 417,918 deaths due to asthma at the global level in 2016.

What are the common misconceptions about asthma?

  • Asthma is a childhood disease, a person can grow out of it as they age.

  • Asthma sufferers should avoid exercising.

  • Asthma is controllable with high dose steroids.

  • Asthma is infectious.

What is the truth about Asthma?

  • Asthma can occur at any age.

  • Asthma is not infectious.

  • When asthma is controlled, asthmatic people can exercise well.

  • Asthma is controllable with low dose inhaled steroids.

What should a person with asthma do?

An asthmatic person should follow their medication properly and should always keep their nebulizer and inhaler handy. According to CDC, people with asthma should live in a clean environment and they should take as much fresh air as possible.

World Asthma Day 2022 Quotes, Wishes and Messages

This World Asthma Day, “STOP for Asthma”. The STOP refers to Symptom Evaluation, Test Response, Observe and Assess, and Proceed to Adjust Treatment.

This World Asthma Day let us aim to go back to days when there was only healthy air to breathe and healthy heart to beat. Happy World Asthma Day.

Let us promise ourselves to take more precautions from Asthma and to have surroundings that are clear and free from toxins. Happy World Asthma Day.

Just by controlling Asthma, we can put a check on various other diseases. World Asthma Day reminds us of our duty to create a healthy environment for our loved ones.

This World Asthma Day, let us aim to go back to days when there was no such disease, when there was only healthy air to breathe and healthy heart to beat…. Best wishes on World Asthma Day.

World Asthma Day is all about informing the people suffering from asthma to go slow. Breathe in and breathe out and stay calm.

When you can’t breathe, nothing else in your life matters. This World Asthma Day help to create awareness about asthma so people can breathe more easily.

The World Asthma Day is all about informing the people suffering from asthma to go slow. Breathe in and breathe out and stay calm.

On this World Asthma Day help The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) spread their message across that, “You can control your asthma.”

On the World Asthma Day we must remember that if asthma is not considered to be a serious disease then we cannot call air a necessity either.

 
 
 

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