Chest Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Nurhayat Yıldırım, with a more prominent momentum with the COVID period, is among the disease groups that caused the most hospitalizations by far in the last 3 years.
Chest Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Nurhayat Yıldırım, Asthma is a chronic but manageable disease. It is very important for patients to receive their treatments regularly in order to maintain their living standards in the best possible way.
Chest Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Nurhayat Yıldırım, Asthma is not a disease that disappears completely, it is a chronic disease that continues. That's why it is very important to manage the process. With preventive treatments, the patient can overcome the process with a few symptoms without an attack. For this reason, it is very important for patients to use their medicines regularly. Adherence to treatment plays a key role in asthma.
Respiratory system diseases are among the disease groups that caused the most hospitalizations in the last 3 years.
Saying that in asthma attacks, patients experience complaints such as shortness of breath, cough, wheezing and feeling of pressure in the chest, Yıldırım said that frequent repetitions of attacks cause a decrease in the lung capacity of the patients and premature aging of the lungs. Regularly taking the medications of the patients without interruption will minimize the attacks.
Stating that people with chronic diseases are going through a process that should be much more cautious, Yıldırım, with an acceleration that stands out with the COVID period, is among the disease groups that caused the most hospitalizations in the last 3 years by far.
Sharing as a pleasing development that many of the existing asthma patients started to use their medicines regularly by adapting to the treatment given by their physicians with the concern of the risk of being infected with COVID, Yıldırım said, `` We hear that some patients who were using drugs only when they were symptomatic and during exacerbation periods experienced the happiness of breathing more comfortably thanks to their compliance with regular treatment.
In the epidemic period in asthma, a decrease in the rate of new diagnoses is observed
Yıldırım, on the other hand, because asthma patients, who are in the risky group in epidemic conditions, protect themselves with isolation, prefer not to go to the hospital, and physicians have given priority to fight the epidemic, we observe a decrease in the rates of new diagnoses and the treatment and follow-up processes of some of the existing patients are delayed.
Family has a big role in pediatric patients
Stating that the family has a great role in pediatric patients, Nurhayat Yıldırım emphasized that it should not hinder the activities of children with asthma and not smoke with them. Emphasizing that asthma treatment should continue during pregnancy, Yıldırım drew attention to the fact that an attack of a pregnant asthma patient may cause serious problems for the baby.