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May 3, 2016

World Asthma Day 2016


BRAWLEY, CA – On World Asthma Day 2016, Respira Sano reaffirms its commitment to support and improve the lives of the residents of Imperial County who suffer from asthma. Respira Sano offers a comprehensive asthma education, clinical intervention and a community campaign to help asthma sufferers to deal with all aspects of the disease.


Respira Sano aims to help participants to understand and live with this chronic condition, be confident and proactive in taking care of themselves and their asthma and improve their quality of breathing.


Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. The airways swell and fill with mucus. Furthermore, the muscles around the airways get tight, and this makes the airways smaller. The most common symptoms of asthma are: coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and wheezing.


According to PCORI, asthma affects 1 in 5 children in Imperial County. Asthma control is influenced by many factors such as how we take care of our health, how we use asthma medication, how we control factors in and outside our home that cause asthma (known as environmental triggers), how good the care we receive from a health professional is, how clean the air we breathe is and how exposed we are to pollution.


For more information regarding Respira Sano Project please contact Israel Cruz, Communications Coordinator,  at


Respira Sano is a community program designed to provide educational and informative support to Imperial Valley families who have asthma sufferers at home. Respira Sano is a project funded by PCORI in partnership with Comite Civico del Valle, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo and SDSU IBACH Insititute.


SOURCE: "Imperial County Asthma Comparative Effectiveness Research Project." Http:// PCORI, n.d. Web. 10 Sept. 15.


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