Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome

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What is reactive airways dysfunction syndrome?

Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome is a term used to describe an asthma-like syndrome that may be used to describe a history of coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath of unknown cause. It has also been associated with symptoms following exposure to certain irritants (vapor, fume, chemicals).

Common symptoms reported by people with reactive airways dysfunction syndrome

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with reactive airways dysfunction syndrome

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nasacort AQ)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Qvar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Symbicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Capsin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with reactive airways dysfunction syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with reactive airways dysfunction syndrome

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

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
high blood pressure (hypertension) tachycardia (fast heart rate) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nasacort AQ)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Qvar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Symbicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Capsin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in skin
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with reactive airways dysfunction syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has reactive airways dysfunction syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 5
30s 22
40s 24
50s 22
60s 21
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 21
Female 77

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 53
Not Diagnosed 5

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