Clinical Pharmacist Role in the Management of Asthma in a Tertiary Care HospitalAuthor(s): Mohammad Arief, Bonthu Satyanarayana, Shaik Wajid, Nagakanyaka Devi Paladugu, Shaik Irfan Pasha, Deepthi Poloju and Swapna Pokkula
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, in which many cells play a role, in particular mast cells, eosinophills and t-lymphocytes. This inflammation causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathing, chest tightness and cough particularly at night or in morning. Asthma has been growing in prevalence and has imposed an increasingly large burden on health services. This study was targeted on educating the patient about the disease and medications in order to improve the health status and quality of life. The study aims at educating the patients in overcoming the common misconception prevalent among patients suffering from the diseases, to help maintain the social relationship with family and friends and in turn provide better psychological support treatment.