Asthma care during pregnancy in South Asia

Authors

  • Rano Mal Piryani Professor of Pulmonology and Medical Education, Director Medical Education Bilawal Medical College, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (UIMHS), Jamshoro, Sindh
  • Suneel Piryani Public Health Professional, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Milesh Jung Sijapati Professor of Pulmonology, Head of Department of Internal Medicine KIST Medical College, Imadol, Lalitpur
  • Ashish Karthak Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nrj.v2i1.59574

Keywords:

Asthma care, Pregnancy

Abstract

Bronchial asthma is among the commonest chronic inflammatory respiratory diseases affecting women of reproductive age group. Adequate attention has not been given to the diagnosis and the management of asthma in countries of South Asia. Management of asthma in pregnant women is more or less same as that of in non-pregnant women and stepwise approach is recommended. To confirm the diagnosis of asthma during pregnancy, spirometry can be used. Patients suffering from very severe asthma or difficult-to control asthma are more prone to develop exacerbations during pregnancy needs hospitalization for care. Well-controlled asthma during pregnancy prevents complications of pregnancy and results in better pregnancy outcomes. It better to follow the guidelines for management of asthma during pregnancy. The pregnant women must be educated regarding the care of asthma during pregnancy, delivery, in postpartum period and thereafter.

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Published

2023-11-06

How to Cite

Piryani, R. M., Piryani, S., Sijapati, M. J., & Karthak, A. (2023). Asthma care during pregnancy in South Asia. Nepalese Respiratory Journal, 2(1), 20–22. https://doi.org/10.3126/nrj.v2i1.59574

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Narrative