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
254
Tried for
Asthma (253) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (10)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
183
Tried for
Asthma (181) Pain (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
136
Tried for
Asthma (136) Cough (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
81
Tried for
Pain (81)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Insomnia (47) Pain (42)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
Pain (50) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
Asthma (50)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
Anxious mood (46) Insomnia (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Depressed mood (45) Pain (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Pain (48)

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 (75 evaluations)
Side effects
Shakiness Jittery feeling 22 more
How many evaluations
85
Tried for
Asthma (253) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (10)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (56 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased appetite Moon face 51 more
How many evaluations
79
Tried for
Asthma (181) Pain (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Nasal sores 15 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Asthma (136) Cough (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 21 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Pain (81)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 19 more
How many evaluations
33
Tried for
Insomnia (47) Pain (42)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 28 more
How many evaluations
34
Tried for
Pain (50) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Atrial Tachycardia 3 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Asthma (50)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 19 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Anxious mood (46) Insomnia (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 20 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Depressed mood (45) Pain (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Depressed mood 9 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Pain (48)

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

Who has Asthma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 127
20s 738
30s 1,060
40s 1,149
50s 1,037
60s 416
70+ 64

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,691
20-29 years 481
30-39 years 363
40-49 years 286
50-59 years 94
60-69 years 20
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,570
Not Diagnosed 125

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