Asthma has become rampant in Tunisia (Head of Respiratory Diseases Department)

Medenine: Asthma has become rampant in the country as the number of people suffering from it is constantly increasing and currently stands at around 500,000 people, head of the respiratory diseases department at the Charles Nicole Hospital, Hichem Aouina, said on Saturday evening. Speaking to TAP on the sidelines of the opening of the 17th Djerba Medical Meetings, Aouina pointed out that there are many mechanisms that can be used to diagnose asthma, as well as advanced treatment methods for this disease, but the problem in Tunisia is the difficulty of the patient's acceptance of his disease, despite the ease of living with it. He pointed out that many national and international athletes have been able to live with the disease and control the general climate, including quitting smoking and accepting the necessary treatments for the disease and adhering to them at certain times to control all the risk factors. The 17th Djerba Medical Meetings, organised by the Djerba Private Sector Doctors Syndicate, is bein g attended by more than 350 participants, including doctors, pharmacists, paramedics and dentists, who came from different regions of the country and the main health institutions in Tunisia, according to Raouf Labassi, president of the syndicate and head of the Djerba Medical Meetings. In a statement to TAP, he added that the event, organised by the Union of Private Sector Doctors of Djerba as part of its scientific activity, aims to support the continuous training of doctors, exchange experiences and expertise and follow the latest medical developments in the sector. Over the course of two days, the meetings will focus on a number of general and specialised medical issues, and will present the latest developments in the fields of paediatrics, dermatology, chest diseases, asthma, diabetes, ophthalmology and neurology. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse