Asthma is one of the most common lung diseases. Asthma is an obstructive syndrome that is reversible.
Some figures about asthma:
- Asthma is more common in developed countries, leading the way in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, followed by Great Britain, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Belgium.
- An estimated 1 in 20 adults in our area suffers from asthma
- In about 15% of these cases one speaks of occupational asthma
- Asthma is even more common in children: according to some sources, up to 25% of children between 2 and 6 years old suffer from asthma, this figure fortunately decreases with age.
- Despite the good treatments, there are still several hundred asthma deaths per year, even in developed countries
- The number of new asthma patients is increasing more in our country than in other countries, air pollution and busy traffic with the accompanying emissions of nitrous oxide are no stranger to this.