It Can’t Stop Me: Priyanka Chopra on Living With Asthma

Actor Priyanka Chopra says she's asthamatic and there is nothing to hide about it. On Monday, Priyanka tweeted an ad campaign where she is seen talking about how asthma did not stop her from achieving her goals. She wrote:

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India has witnessed a huge rise in asthma in the past decade, especially among children, due to a spike in environmental pollution.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder due to inflammation of the airways in our lungs. Some of the common symptoms of asthma include breathlessness, tightness in the chest, and night cough.

Over 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma that affects people of all ages and groups, with one-tenth of those living in India.

Air pollution also ups risk of heat disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer.

COPD cases have almost doubled over the past 25 years. It went from 28 million in 1990 to a whopping 55 million from 1990 to 2016.

After ischemic heart disease, COPD was the second leading cause of disease burden in India, contributing 8.7 percent of total deaths.

(With inputs from IANS.)

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