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
217
Tried for
Asthma (216) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
145
Tried for
Asthma (145) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flovent HFA)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
Tried for
Asthma (76) Chest tightness (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Pain (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
58
Tried for
Insomnia (37) Pain (36)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
Asthma (44) Cough (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Asthma (43)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
Tried for
Anxious mood (41) Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
Tried for
Pain (40) Anxious mood (1)

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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (112 evaluations)
Side effects
Jittery feeling Shakiness 25 more
Total evaluations
119
Tried for
Asthma (216) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (55 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Insomnia 54 more
Total evaluations
72
Tried for
Asthma (145) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flovent HFA)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Bad taste in mouth Blood in mucus (nose and throat) 9 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
Asthma (76) Chest tightness (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Chronic constipation 25 more
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
Pain (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 26 more
Total evaluations
54
Tried for
Insomnia (37) Pain (36)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 31 more
Total evaluations
33
Tried for
Pain (46) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Nasal sores 3 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
Asthma (44) Cough (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Atrial Tachycardia 12 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
Asthma (43)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Addiction 11 more
Total evaluations
41
Tried for
Anxious mood (41) Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Dizziness 48 more
Total evaluations
38
Tried for
Pain (40) Anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 148
20s 826
30s 1,374
40s 1,755
50s 1,597
60s 836
70+ 179
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2,190
20-29 years 593
30-39 years 459
40-49 years 357
50-59 years 133
60-69 years 31
70+ years 5

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,542
Not Diagnosed 141

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