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Every twentieth Russians diagnosed with asthma, and every year the number of people with this disease is growing along with allergies. About this TASS said the head of the Department of bronchial asthma Institute of immunology FMBA Oksana Gorbacheva.
“The prevalence of it [the asthma] is growing every decade, many times. If sitting in front of you, for example, 20 people in the audience — one of them is bound with asthma,” said she.
Globally the incidence of asthma is seven percent of the adult population and up to 10 percent of children. According to Gorbachevoj, over the last 40 years managed to significantly reduce mortality from this respiratory disease, primarily due to the development of pharmacology. “Now the mortality from asthma is untreated or improperly treated cases, cases,” added the medic.
Bronchial asthma occurs because of many reasons, but most often it is associated with allergies is true in 2/3 of adults with the disease. Aggravate the disease can infection, obesity, intolerance to aspirin and other drugs.
This year the world day against asthma, which falls on the first Tuesday in may, is celebrated on the seventh day.
Video, photo All from Russia.