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?

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

(APO-Salvent CFC Free, Albuterol Inhaler, Albuterol Nebulizer) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
251
Tried for
Asthma (250) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (9)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
174
Tried for
Asthma (172) Pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Avamys, Flixonase Aqueous Spray, Flixotide) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
132
Tried for
Asthma (132)
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
Tried for
Pain (78)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Insomnia (48) Pain (42)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
Pain (49) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Anxious mood (44) Insomnia (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Budesonide Nasal, Duasma, Entocort) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Asthma (47)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Depressed mood (44) Pain (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Pain (47)

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)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Salvent CFC Free, Albuterol Inhaler, Albuterol Nebulizer) 9 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (64 evaluations)
Side effects
Shakiness Jittery feeling 20 more
How many evaluations
75
Tried for
Asthma (250) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (9)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased appetite Moon face 47 more
How many evaluations
67
Tried for
Asthma (172) Pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Avamys, Flixonase Aqueous Spray, Flixotide) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Nosebleeds 14 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Asthma (132)
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 20 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Pain (78)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 19 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Insomnia (48) Pain (42)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Dizziness 29 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Pain (49) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 20 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Anxious mood (44) Insomnia (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Budesonide Nasal, Duasma, Entocort) 9 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Atrial Tachycardia 2 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Asthma (47)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 19 more
How many evaluations
33
Tried for
Depressed mood (44) Pain (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Depressed mood 8 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (47)

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
<20 127
20s 738
30s 1,029
40s 1,113
50s 986
60s 394
70+ 63

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

78% Females
22% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,640
20-29 years 467
30-39 years 350
40-49 years 279
50-59 years 93
60-69 years 20
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,471
Not Diagnosed 119

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