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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Asthma

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

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
232
Tried for
Asthma (231) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (7)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
161
Tried for
Asthma (161) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
113
Tried for
Asthma (111) Cough (2)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
Pain (79)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
Tried for
Insomnia (42) Pain (38)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Pain (46) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
Asthma (44)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Anxious mood (41) Insomnia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
Tried for
Pain (41) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
Depressed mood (38) Pain (8)
2 more

Data from patients with Asthma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Asthma

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

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (100 evaluations)
Side effects
Jittery feeling Shakiness 27 more
How many evaluations
108
Tried for
Asthma (231) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (7)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (69 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Increased appetite 65 more
How many evaluations
92
Tried for
Asthma (161) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Nosebleeds 12 more
How many evaluations
53
Tried for
Asthma (111) Cough (2)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 27 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Pain (79)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 26 more
How many evaluations
49
Tried for
Insomnia (42) Pain (38)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 39 more
How many evaluations
39
Tried for
Pain (46) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Atrial Tachycardia 12 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Asthma (44)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Addiction 12 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Anxious mood (41) Insomnia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Dizziness 47 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (41) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Dizziness 25 more
How many evaluations
51
Tried for
Depressed mood (38) Pain (8)
2 more

Data from patients with Asthma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Asthma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 154
20s 834
30s 1,299
40s 1,618
50s 1,489
60s 713
70+ 131

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2,039
20-29 years 574
30-39 years 423
40-49 years 332
50-59 years 123
60-69 years 29
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,284
Not Diagnosed 136

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