Havana Hosts 3rd Ibero-American Conference on Allergies
The diagnosis and treatment of asthma, a condition affecting nearly one million people in Cuba, are being discussed at the 3rd Latin American Conference and the 7th National Congress on Allergies, taking place from June 6th to 8th in Havana.
Experts from several countries are gathering at the Hotel Riviera to share the latest experiences on asthma, currently affecting some 300 million people in the world, according to the organizing committee of the event.
In recent statements to Granma newspaper, Doctor Juan Carlos Rodriguez, President of the National Commission on Asthma, stressed the need for each patient to learn how to control this condition, which can be achieved with comprehensive treatment.
Doctor Rodriguez said that keeping appropriate body weight, a healthy diet, relevant education and other factors help to achieve the control of asthma. Along with genetic heritage, asthma can also be caused by environmental factors, weather changes, respiratory infections, inappropriate diet, pregnancy, menopause, and strong odors.
The conference will also address allergies for primary healthcare attention and other specialties, as well as the development of pharmaceuticals, therapies and vaccines.
The event’s agenda also includes issues like climate change and allergies, alternative medicine, education and the quality of life for patients suffering from allergies.