What is Asthma?

Asthma is a health condition where the airways get narrow due to swelling and there is also formation of excess mucus. This result in breathing difficulties and can also result in cough.

Asthma Symptoms

Asthma symptoms vary from person to person and some common symptoms include

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleeping problem due to short breathing
  • Coughing and mucus
  • A whistle like sound while breathing out
  • Frequent cough and breathing problem especially with cough and cold and flu
  • Tightness around chest area

Other Details

  • Increasing Frequents and longer duration of asthma symptoms, no relief and frequent reoccurrence
  • No relief from existing problems
  • Frequency of inhaler use increased
  • Regular shortness of breath

Some individuals get mild to serious asthma attacks during certain activity and situations. Some of these common situations include

  • Attacks during Workout: some people get asthma attacks during moderate to heavy workouts and especially if it is in winter and dry weather.
  • At Workplace: People working in closed indoors, high dust area, chemical units, kitchens and storage may get asthma attacks.
  • Allergy Triggered: At times certain allergens like pets, fur, some perfumes, smell, food, pollens and certain insects can trigger asthma attack.
  • Allergens like dust, pollen, insect, allergic food items and smell etc
  • Respiratory infections, cough and cold, flu
  • Moderate or high physical activity
  • Cold and dry environment, cold air
  • Some medicines for pain, beta blockers, aspirin etc
  • Emotional stress
  • Emotional stress
  • Dried fruits, shrimps, certain vegetables, packed food, canned food and certain preservatives used in food
  • Wines, beer and in some cases alcoholic drinks
  • Quick worsening of condition i.e breathlessness and short breathing
  • No improvement of condition even after taking inhaler for asthma relief
  • Frequent episodes of asthma attack
  • Breathing problem with little physical activity

Asthma needs care and it includes a range of care from lifestyle, medicines, medical tests and emotional support to patient by family and friends.

  • Asthma medicine intervention is short term for quick relief and also long term to control inflammation and other condition that can trigger asthma attack. It also varies as per symptoms, age and other health related conditions of patients.
  • Specialist doctors can help with medicines.
  • Quick Relief Inhalers are helpful for immediate relief in case of an attack
  • Patients need to stay connected and keep your doctor updated and get medical tests done as per advice. It is important to take prescribed medicines and also get check-ups as per prescription.
  • In the initial stages of treatment mostly patients need to visit doctor every 2-6 weeks depending on condition and then at intervals, as advised by the physician.
  • But if the cause of Asthma trigger is identified, it must be avoided at any circumstances.
  • Keep a record of your attacks
  • Keep watch at the symptoms that are particular to you
  • Know your triggers
  • Keep your quick relief inhaler handy
  • Keep your doctor’s number saved in the priority or quick call list of your phone
  • Do keep the emergency medical admission number of a good superspeciality hospital in your mobile

Hygiene and Cleanliness

  • Keep your surrounding clean
  • Try to be in a dust free environment
  • It is good to use air purifier machine at home
  • Keep the air-conditioner machine clean
  • Avoid foods that trigger allergy and asthma condition
  • Include spices and regular food items like honey, lemon, ginger, garlic, onions, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg in your diet
  • Try to have warm food. Drinking warm milk, warm tea, hot soup etc is also beneficial
  • Avoid food items that is difficult to digest or make you uncomfortable and result in indigestion
  • Avoid cough and cold. Dry yourself well after bath and workout. Avoid cold beverages and fridge cold food.
  • Keep your immunity high with a good balanced diet, shedding excess body weight and doing suitable workout that you are comfortable
  • Breathing exercises (pranayama) benefits the lungs, heart and the body in general. They also impact the mind, thoughts and help us to manage stress. A calm mind and managing stress is beneficial to avoid asthma. Certain asanas and postures help to keep the body fit and strong and can help to combat asthma conditions.
  • Other exercises, cardio, stretching and postures to an activity level as advised by doctor and appropriate fitness experts.


At Desun Hospital, majority of the angioplasty procedures are done radially (through wrist), which decreases pain, chances of infection & hospital stay. For Angioplasty & hospital stay packages, we offer the lowest prices compared to other local hospitals. 24x7 availability of best team of Specialist Doctors and surgeons under one roof further ensures prompt treatment. Every patient receives the highest standards in care which are cost-effective, time-saving and lead to quick recovery. Desun Hospital has a holistic approach to patient care with an end to end integration of various processes, starting from consultation to diagnosis, surgery and finally complete post-operative care.

  • DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India for excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services. The world over, NABH is considered equivalent to the JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) standards followed in USA for hospital accreditation.
  • Awarded Healthcare Pioneers Of The East 2020 by The Times Of India in Cardiac Care and Orthopaedics.
  • In the lead story of the November 2011 issue of national news magazine THE WEEK, India’s best hospitals were covered, based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list.
  • The DESUN Pathology Lab has also received the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) accreditation, for excellence in quality of routine and Superspeciality pathology testing. In Eastern India, only DESUN Pathology Lab has in-house facilities to perform Superspeciality pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This has huge benefits for DESUN’s patients tremendously because there is practically no waiting time to get test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata, who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 or 4 days for get results. Thus, there is no delay in diagnosis and DESUN’s patients get prompt and accurate treatment.

Desun is CGHS recognized NABH Multispeciality Hospital since 2015 & also Class I Multispeciality Hospital recommended by WBHS.


2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac or heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems, even the best surgeon will be unable to help. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata that has STEEL OPERATION THEATRES (Steel OTs) that drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After surgery, the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post-operative phase at DESUN. DESUN also has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after surgery.


Advanced medical technology and best-in-class infrastructure for faster diagnosis and prognosis during any time of day with dedicated Cath Lab help in quick response during complications.


Desun's comprehensive surgery packages include prompt and timely investigative procedures and tests, consultations with the best doctors and surgeons on call, attentive hospital stay and thorough diagnosis for treatment procedures and complete recovery at cost effective pries


With 28 medical departments, each having in-house specialist doctors, any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled round the clock. You may be admitted for one particular surgery but if any other health problem comes up for which your specialist doctor needs advice, in-house doctors of other departments are available immediately.

Consultation with in-house Specialist Doctors and best experienced surgeons is available round the clock for surgeries and best-in-class treatment.


Desun is the only hospital in Kolkata with Steel Operation Theatres (OT). This ensures a drastic reduction in chances of an OT infection. Advanced medical facilities deliver top line patient care and complete recovery.


Ours is one of the largest NABL Pathology Labs in Kolkata equipped to perform in house superspeciality tests for quick review. NABH was granted to Desun Hospital for 3 times 7 consecutive year.


Desun Hospital has tie ups with the widest range of TPA service providers to enable on time processing.


Ensure affordable and transparent pricing, for high quality health care services without compromising on patient care.


Desun Hospital Advantage – Know Why Desun Hospital , Kolkata is Your Best Choice


Desun Hospital Kolkata is premium superspeciality hospital in Eastern India with state of art health care infrastructure. Desun Hospital Kolkata is NABH and NABL accredited and follow strict quality parameters as per requirements.

Desun Hospital is among the very few hospitals in India where there is more than 700 comprehensive surgery packages available. The composite surgery packages are all inclusive of the important things that are a part of any surgery process starting from information seeking by patient or patient party to the post operative care that may continue even after discharge from hospital. The surgery packages at the hospital have been developed by experienced medical team so that it is all inclusive and comprehensive.

The surgery packages at Desun Hospital Kolkata are affordable as per cost and quality. High quality health care services in a hospital in India at affordable cost are a combination that is indeed helpful to patients visiting the hospital from all over India, West Bengal and certainly Kolkata. People also visit the hospital from parts of the world like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, South East Asia and Middle East.

The excellent patient service team and 24 hours emergency response also brings in local Kolkata residents and people from parts of West Bengal and North Bengal whose relatives, sons or daughters stay outside India. NRI’s and NROB’s have facility to enroll their parents and elders under the Desun Senior Citizen Card scheme that enables them to take care of the hospitalization and health care needs of their senior citizen elders and parents back home in India. All payments and procedures of admission, discharge etc can be concluded online or over phone.

Desun Hospital has facilities for latest surgeries and all modern equipments, OTs (Steel OT’s) and updated facilities to deliver excellence in terms of latest surgery techniques , modern well maintained equipments and over all top level health care infrastructure. Laparoscopic surgeries (lap) , key hole , minimally invasive and invasive surgeries all are conducted in the hospital. The hospital has advanced health care facility.

Highly experienced doctors, well trained staffs, active patient care team alongside the best surgery facilities provide a very good experience at Desun. This is evident from the numbers of people and families who recommend this hospital in Kolkata, India as a very dependable place for undergoing latest surgeries at an affordable cost. There are many success stories at Desun Hospital those published and discussed even in leading national and local newspapers and news media in television. Desun’s medical team with it’s dedication and help pf advanced health care facilities at the hospital have done surgeries that are popular among hospital impact stories in India.