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World Asthma Day 2018: Top 8 Simple Diet Recommendations For People With Asthma

World Asthma Day 2018 is being celebrated today, that is on May 1, 2018 and the theme for this year is "Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease". The day is observed around the world every year and is organised by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO). This year marks the 20th anniversary of World Asthma Day . The World Health Organisation defines asthma as "a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person." The WHO also estimates that about 235 million people worldwide are suffering from asthma and that it is "the most common chronic disease among children."

Asthma is very common among Indians as well. According to the Asthma Society of India, 25 per cent of the Indian population suffers from allergies. This figure might not seem very intimidating on its own, but according to the WHO, "over 80% of asthma deaths occur in low and lower-middle income countries." This is a worrying fact and one which surely needs more attention than it gets. As is stated by the WHO, "Asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated, creating a substantial burden to individuals and families and possibly restricting individuals' activities for a lifetime."