HCM CityÂ (VNA) – More than 50 percent of asthma patients have poor control of their disease, despite the availability of treatments to help manage their condition, according to the Society of Asthma and Allergy and Clinical Immunology in HCM City. Asthma is a chronic disease that inflames and narrows airways in the lungs, causing wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. It affects people of all ages, but most frequently begins in childhood, and heavily affects quality of life. Speaking at a press conference in HCM City on May 12, Prof. Dr. Le Thi Tuyet Lan, the associationâs chairwoman, said that asthma could not be cured but could be managed. About five percent of Vietnamese population suffer from the disease, but only 40 percent of asthma patients can manage their disease. This creates a massive burden not only on patients and their families but also on the healthcare system and government due to treatment costs and the need for long-term management. Lan said many asthma patients had not received proper treatment measures, adding that the majority of asthma patients can live normal, active lives if they receive proper treatment, and strictly follow treatment. Doctor Nguyen Nhu Vinh said a number of…
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