The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is a recognized document the world over. It is one of the most trusted sources for asthma diagnosis and treatment. Let us take a closer look at what GINA really is.
GINA makes history
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute and the National Institutes of Health, all based in the US worked with the World Health Organization to create a set of guidelines for healthcare workers in the treatment of asthma. They launched their first document in 1993. This document has since been known as the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). To further people’s awareness of asthma, they organized the World Asthma Day. Since then, the World Asthma Day has been celebrated on the first Tuesday of May each year around the world.
The 2014 update broadens indications for breathing exercises like the Buteyko Method.
The GINA guidelines has been updated regularly usually at around every 2 years. Contributors from around the world participate. The document grades various suggestions for the treatment of asthma based on their scientific evidence. This means that medicines and treatment options with high quality clinic trials will receive a high grade.
It’s 2014 version was released on World Asthma Day 2014. Emphasis on non-pharmaceutical options for asthma has been improved in the latest version. This update broadened the indications for breathing exercises like the Buteyko Method. The GINA guidelines has become a favorite reference for doctors, and healthcare workers around the world due to its readability, practicality, relevant update, and strong scientific basis.
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The GINA guidelines is available at http://www.ginasthma.org/documents/4
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Dr. Charles Edward G. Florendo is a certified family physician with training in interventional wellness. He is probably the first hyperventilation and dysfunctional breathing specialist in Southeast Asia. He has taught breathing retraining to patients and healthcare workers in Africa, United States, and the Philippines. He is presently the medical adviser of the Buteyko Clinic International and a consultant at Mary Chiles General Hospital and The Clinica Salutare both based in the Philippines.
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