Monthly Archives: November 2019

Asthma Management – Essential to Having a Normal Life

Achieving a symptom free, normal life for a person with asthma is what asthma management is aiming for. This also aims in preventing permanent damage to the lungs and its functions.

The outcome of this chronic disease management depends upon the patient, the doctor and other health professionals.

Asthma management education by doctors and other experts means that the patient understands his condition and is able to manage themselves in between visits to the doctor. Individual action plans are important covering the following details:

• What needs to be done when symptoms occur, return or increase
• When to increase medications and how
• When to go for medical help

How is asthma treated?

Treatments of this chronic lung disease are determined based on the following:

• The extent of disease
• The patient’s age, medical history and overall health
• Patient’s tolerance to some procedures, medications or therapies
• Patient’s expectations for the course of the ailment
• Patient’s preference or opinion

Why is asthma management important?

• Since asthma is a chronic disease, it has to be continuously cared for and not only during the presence of symptoms.
• Working with a doctor or health expert is the best way to take care of this disease.
• Asthma is better controlled if the patient has better knowledge of its triggers, symptoms, treatments and prevention

There are four parts of continually managing this chronic disease:

1. Monitor asthma to know when signs are worsening
2. Understand and take the prescribed medications
3. Identify and lessen contact with triggers
4. Know what actions to take when it gets worse

There is no cure for asthma but it can be controlled to make it possible for a patient to enjoy and active, normal living.

Indian Institutes Of Management (IIMs) – The Temples Of Modern Management Education

IIMs or Indian Institutes of Management are the premiere centers of Management Education in India. They are highly reputed worldwide for their teaching techniques, managerial skills repository and research work on management and related areas. IIMs have been established by the Government of India to select the best intellectual talent from across the country. These talents will eventually make a pool of the elite world class managers to manage and lead various sections of Indian economy. Presently, there are seven IIMs situated in the cities of Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Indore, Kolkata and Shillong. IIMs are completely autonomous institutes which invite no interference from the Government or other central or state agency. Each IIM is administered by a Board of Governors.

IIMs are known to be the best in the world for teaching, research and dealing with industries. They have been pioneer in creating managerial manpower development. The alumni of IIM enjoy high reputation in the world for being quality management products. IIMs offer several programs to the graduate and post graduate students. Some of the most renowned programs are PG Diploma courses in Management, which is equivalent to MBA; Fellowship Program in Management, which is equivalent to PhD; Executive MBA; Industry based programs and training programs as well as Part Time MBA for various organizations and individuals.

The admission process in to these prominent institutes is also very significant. This is done by the CAT (Common Admission Test). One CAT is conducted to select the students for all seven IIMs each year and usually in the month of November. This is one of the most competitive exams in the world. It is said to be even more selective than the entire top US Business Schools put together. As per the statistics available for the year 2007, around 2,30,000 students compete for less than 1200 general category seats. Competitiveness makes CAT a privilege to pass and a benchmark to the intellectual minds.

11th Five Year Plan of India has proposed for the set up of 7 more IIMs by the end of 2012 in different parts of the country. Government of India has approved 6 IIMs in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Tamilnadu, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Haryana.