“We can prevent asthma attacks” explains Claire Farkouh, pulmonologist at the Nancy CHRU

“We can prevent asthma attacks” explains Claire Farkouh, pulmonologist at the Nancy CHRU
“We can prevent asthma attacks” explains Claire Farkouh, pulmonologist at the Nancy CHRU

This Tuesday, May 7, is World Asthma Day, an inflammatory disease of loved ones for which more than 400,000 residents are treated in the Grand Est. We talk about it with Doctor Claire Farkouh, pulmonologist at the Nancy CHRU.

The opportunity to learn more about this disease, which affects twice as many people as 20 years ago. Several parameters can explain this increase in the number of patients:there is the decrease in our immunity, the increase in pollution. There are several hypotheses without it being proven“.

A basic treatment

For people with asthma, “seizures can be prevented” explains Claire Farkouh: “prevention comes from basic treatment which reduces inflammation of the bronchi. The best prevention for dust mite allergy, you can change your bedding, ventilate more for example“If asthma is not cured, “we can be controlled and no longer have seizures if we have treatment“.

How to detect signals suggestive of asthma? “It happens during exercise, with difficulty breathing, coughing, chest tightness or wheezing. If you find yourself severely limited compared to people of your age, you can consult“.

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