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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

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?

  • 4,433patients have this condition
  • 36new patients joined this month
  • 1,410say Asthma is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 144
20s 700
30s 983
40s 1,023
50s 871
60s 334
70+ 51


Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,518
20-29 years 440
30-39 years 323
40-49 years 249
50-59 years 80
60-69 years 16
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,202
Not Diagnosed 115

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