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"Stop smoking Start Living".... Live Facebook chat on world no tobacco Day , 31st May 2018

"Stop Smoking Start Living"
Tobacco kills up to half of its users.Mass media campaigns and digital connectivity can reduce tobacco consumption by influencing people to protect non-smokers and convincing youths to stop using tobacco.Please join me today for our unique face book live telecast today at 3pm as our Breath free initiative "Stop smoking start living" Who facts
1.Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 890 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
Around 80% of the 1.1 billion smokers worldwide live in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of tobacco-related illness and death is heaviest.
Tobacco users who die prematurely deprive their families of income, raise the cost of health care and hinder economic development.
In some countries, children from poor households are frequently employed in tobacco farming to provide f…

Introduction to Saans Foundation

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ASTHMA TRIGGERS...... need to understand the disease and stay detective

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ASTHMA TRIGGERS...... need to understand the disease and stay detective Trigger management is an important component of Asthma management. one should play detective to understand what are the possible triggers which can worsen control of asthma.These triggers differ between individuals. Over time, you will get to know which circumstances can make your asthma get worse. Some can be avoided altogether while others you will need to plan for. Common asthma triggers 1.Flu and related respiratory virus during winter seasons 2.Spring and and autumn attacks are due to pollen. cotton wool around this time in Delhi NCr is a major trigger 3. cigarette smoke:Asthmatic lungs are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of cigarette smoke. 4. Domestic Pets are a major cause due to dander exposure 5. indoor pollution: Indoor pollution is a major concern due dust mites 6. Painkillers: NSAIDS is a major trigger , asthmatics should never take painkillers, paracetamol is the best 7. food factors: p…

PULMONARY REHABILITATION A MUST FOR ALL CHRONIC RESPIRATORY PATIENTS

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What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation? Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Rehab) is a medically supervised program that helps to improve the health and well being of people who have pulmonary problems. Rehab programs include endurance training, chest therapy, education on lung hygiene and healthy living, counseling to reduce stress & trigger factors and smoking cessation thus helping you return to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Who requires Pulmonary Rehabilitation? People with following diseases require Pulmonary Rehabilitation: ·Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ·Asthma ·Rhinitis ·Sinusitis ·Bronchiactasis ·Lung cancer ·Sarcoidosis ·Chronic bronchitis ·Interstitial lung diseases

SAANS WORLD ASTHMA DAY INITIATIVE " ITS NEVER TOO EARLY NOR TOO LATE"...

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Please watch this patient story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uonslYcROQ&t=1s
Asthma is on rise due to lack of awareness and poor drug adherence. we at SAANS are regularly creating  awareness through our health camps, talk shows and digital and media advocacy. Childhood asthma needs special impetus and attention. There is an increase in morbidity and mortality among-st poor children in India due to lack of access to good asthma care.  The need of the hour is  to create a bridge with  chain of  health educators, doctors and pharmaceuticals. There is a need to create more awareness for  usage of preventive inhalation cortocosteroids among st childhood asthmatics, so that they grow up with healthy lungs and reduce the COPD load in the world.
We at SAANS foundation has pledged to take our Asthma Awareness Program to grass root levels through following initiatives:

1. Public private partnership using  CSR initiatives
2. Saksham educators as a part our health worker initiatives for r…

Noida: Don’t cut down on sleep to study more, say doctors to board examinees

While the examinees in Noida and elsewhere are sweating it out in the quest of good marks in the ongoing board exams, medical experts in Delhi-NCR have stressed on good sleep between the study hours as it is critical to dealing with pressure, keeping a calm head and faring well. Stressing on the need for proper sleep for a healthy lifestyle, doctors believe that at least eight hours of relaxation is necessary for students to de-stress their minds and bodies and give their best in the exams. “Sleep encompasses one third of our lifespan and it is one of the most important requirements for a healthy body and mind. Growing bodies in the age gap of 12-18 years need proper sleep as their brain and other organs get time to recharge. It is essential that students who have to appear for exams the next day, sleep well,” Gyanendra Agarwal, pulmonologist, Jaypee Hospital, Noida, said. Doctors claim that when a person sleeps, his/her mind is still active or in a semi-conscious state . “It is a mi…

A Sleep Position Primer For What Ails You

A Sleep Position Primer For What Ails You: Tummy, side or back? How you lie down at night can make a big difference in how you feel in the morning.