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Kuwait Asthma Sufferers Urged to Take Caution As Pollen Rises

One in Seven Adults and Children in Kuwait Diagnosed with the Condition: Professor of Medicine at Kuwait University


Kuwait City, Kuwait: As the pollen count rises during spring and autumn, sufferers of respiratory conditions such as asthma in Kuwait are advised to take caution when they go outside, according to local doctor, Professor Mousa Khadadah.


Respiratory conditions such as allergic rhinitis, acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and bronchial asthma are common in Kuwait. According to Dr. Khadadah, Professor of Medicine at Kuwait University, currently figures suggest that one in seven adults (15%) and approximately 16% of children are diagnosed with asthma.


“Notably, asthma and allergic rhinitis increase during pollen season in Kuwait, as well as in dusty and humid weather. Thunder storms as well have been documented to steeply increase the acute exacerbation of such conditions,” Dr. Khadadah said.


Sandstorms are common in Kuwait’s tropical desert climate and can prove hazardous for asthma sufferers when there are high levels of pollen in the air, typically from February to April, and between September and October. Increased winds can cause huge amounts of dust in the air which can carry irritants such as, bacteria, viruses, airborne pollens as well as agricultural fertilizers and pesticides.


In Kuwait, asthma and other children’s respiratory illnesses have been known to be more common following a dust storm, as high winds spread pollens and irritants, increasing cases of patients experiencing respiratory problems.


“When the weather is cooler, we all enjoy making the most of the pleasant conditions. There are many health benefits to leading an active lifestyle and spending time outdoors but patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma are advised to take caution on windy days, particularly during a sandstorm,” said Dr. Ahmed El Hakim, Senior Advisor, Cinfa.


“Allergens such as airborne pollens tend to spread on windier days which can trigger an asthma attack.  The common cold and flu virus can also worsen asthmatic symptoms. Sufferers should try to avoid catching these illnesses in the colder months when they are more prevalent, and continue to follow the course of treatment prescribed by their doctor,” Dr. El Hakim added.

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Posted on : Tuesday, March 10, 2015  2:15:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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