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
234
Tried for
Asthma (233) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (9)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
175
Tried for
Asthma (173) Cough (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
120
Tried for
Asthma (119) Cough (1)
1 more
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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
66
Tried for
Insomnia (44) Pain (41)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Pain (46) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Anxious mood (44) Insomnia (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
Tried for
Asthma (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Depressed mood (43) Anxious mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
Tried for
Pain (41)

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 (71 evaluations)
Side effects
Shakiness Heart palpitations 21 more
How many evaluations
81
Tried for
Asthma (233) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (9)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (57 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased appetite Moon face 51 more
How many evaluations
81
Tried for
Asthma (173) Cough (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Nosebleeds 16 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Asthma (119) Cough (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 25 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Pain (81)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 19 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Insomnia (44) Pain (41)
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 (46) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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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
40
Tried for
Anxious mood (44) Insomnia (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Atrial Tachycardia 3 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Asthma (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 20 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Depressed mood (43) Anxious mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Depressed mood 7 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Pain (41)

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
<20 122
20s 734
30s 1,063
40s 1,165
50s 1,046
60s 440
70+ 68

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,711
20-29 years 483
30-39 years 366
40-49 years 288
50-59 years 95
60-69 years 21
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,604
Not Diagnosed 126

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