Asthma

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease manifested as difficulty breathing due to the narrowing of bronchial passageways which may be accompanied by wheezing, coughing, and a sense of constriction in the chest.

What is it like to have Asthma?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Asthma and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Asthma patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Asthma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 139
20s 716
30s 1,016
40s 1,088
50s 943
60s 372
70+ 61

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,594
20-29 years 463
30-39 years 337
40-49 years 267
50-59 years 90
60-69 years 19
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,382
Not Diagnosed 116

These charts show data from Asthma patients who have completed their condition history
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