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How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

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
Fluticasone-Salmeterol, Prednisone, Albuterol
Modafinil, Rest, Methylphenidate
Theophylline, Fluticasone-Salmeterol, Albuterol
Beclomethasone, Terbutaline, Albuterol
Benzonatate, Dextromethorphan-guaifenesin, Dextromethorphan
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Tramadol
Amitriptyline, Trazodone, Zolpidem
Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam
Duloxetine, Sertraline, Bupropion

What do patients take to treat Asthma and its symptoms?

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

(Asthavent, VoSpire ER, Respigen, Albuterol Nebulizer)


(Pulmison, Pronizon, Deltasone, Encorton)


(Flixotide, Piriton nasal spray, Avamys, Flonase Nasal Spray)


(Uceris, Inflammide, Numark, Inflanaze)


(Seroflo Rotacap, Seretide Accuhaler, Seretide Evohaler, Advair Diskus)


(Xopenex Concentrate, Xopenex, Xopenex HFA)


(Rhinovent, Ipramol Steri Nebs, Atrovent, Atrovent HFA)


(Zenhale, Dulera)


(T.Montair-LC, Glemont, Montair, Azlaire)


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?

  • 4,265 patients have this condition
  • 37 new patients joined this month
  • 1,350 say Asthma is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 156
20s 678
30s 956
40s 989
50s 813
60s 305
70+ 48


Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,445
20-29 years 427
30-39 years 316
40-49 years 242
50-59 years 76
60-69 years 14
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,083
Not Diagnosed 110

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