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Lung Diseases: A Global Concern

3rd

Highest leading cause of death is due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

91%

of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds World Health Organization guideline limits

10 Million

missed school days each year due to asthma and is the third prinicipal cause of child hospitalization

10 Million

develop tuberculosis and 1.6 million die from it each year, making it the most common lethal infectious disease

0 Million
Asthma Patients
0 Million
COPD Patients
0 Million
Sleep Apnoea Patients

Respiratory diseases are the second largest cause of mortality and morbidity in the world and in India. Significant and impactful progress has been made in the treatment of Lung health worldwide. The introduction of global guidelines, advances in medicine and better understanding of the disease has caused mortality rates to decline significantly in the past 30 years. Despite this progress, more can and should be done to improve lung disease management across the world.

As more people are diagnosed each year and people live longer with the condition, gaining control over lung diseases is imperative to ensuring that patients do not suffer from severe disability and can improve their quality of life.

Major gaps still exist in the management of lung diseases like asthma and COPD.

Improvements to physician and patient education, and the creation of holistic, personalized treatment plans have the potential to resolve many challenges with asthma management. Collaboration and shared decision-making between patients and their physicians should be encouraged, as it facilitates mutual learning and understanding, while allowing the care pathway to be more patient-centred, tailored, and sensitive.