Asthma

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  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
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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?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Salvent CFC Free, Albuterol Inhaler, Albuterol Nebulizer) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
245
How many evaluations
71
Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
174
How many evaluations
69
Treatment name(s)

(Avamys, Flixonase Aqueous Spray, Flixotide) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
131
How many evaluations
35
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
How many evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
How many evaluations
29
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
How many evaluations
39
Treatment name(s)

(Budesonide Nasal, Duasma, Entocort) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
How many evaluations
16
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
How many evaluations
37
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
How many evaluations
26
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
How many evaluations
19
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Data from patients with Asthma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Asthma

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Salvent CFC Free, Albuterol Inhaler, Albuterol Nebulizer) 9 more
How many have tried
245
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Shakiness Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 19 more
How many evaluations
71
Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
How many have tried
174
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Increased appetite Moon face 47 more
How many evaluations
69
Treatment name(s)

(Avamys, Flixonase Aqueous Spray, Flixotide) 8 more
How many have tried
131
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry nose Nosebleeds 14 more
How many evaluations
35
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
73
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Dizziness 21 more
How many evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
66
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 14 more
How many evaluations
29
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
53
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Blurry vision Dizziness 28 more
How many evaluations
39
Treatment name(s)

(Budesonide Nasal, Duasma, Entocort) 9 more
How many have tried
45
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Anxious mood Atrial Tachycardia 2 more
How many evaluations
16
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
45
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 18 more
How many evaluations
37
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
45
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Sex drive (libido) decreased 18 more
How many evaluations
26
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
45
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Depressed mood 8 more
How many evaluations
19
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Data from patients with Asthma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Asthma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 130
20s 727
30s 1,022
40s 1,102
50s 965
60s 386
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 1,618
20-29 years 465
30-39 years 344
40-49 years 272
50-59 years 93
60-69 years 19
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,426
Not Diagnosed 117

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