World Asthma Day: How sunlight reduces asthma

Jayan Rappai

World Asthma Day: How sunlight reduces asthma

World Asthma Day is commemorated annually on the first Tuesday of May by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to spread awareness about it. This year, GINA is organizing activities across the globe around the theme, “You Can Control Your Asthma”.

With this year’s theme in mind, healthcare professionals explain how Vitamin D (from sunlight) can help control symptoms of severe asthma. “Since asthma patients have a very low immunity and also tend to have a Vitamin D deficiency, exposure to sunlight helps to strengthen their immunity,” Vivek Nangia, director and head, pulmonary, Fortis hospital, told IANS.

More read : http://cooks.ndtv.com/article/show/world-asthma-day-how-sunlight-reduces-asthma-519136

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