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
237
Tried for
Asthma (236) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (8)
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
121
Tried for
Asthma (120) Cough (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
84
Tried for
Pain (84)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Insomnia (46) Pain (40)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
Anxious mood (49) Insomnia (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Asthma (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Pain (47) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Depressed mood (44) Pain (7)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
Pain (43) 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
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (90 evaluations)
Side effects
Shakiness Jittery feeling 24 more
How many evaluations
97
Tried for
Asthma (236) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (8)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (62 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased appetite Weight gain 56 more
How many evaluations
79
Tried for
Asthma (161) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Nosebleeds 11 more
How many evaluations
49
Tried for
Asthma (120) Cough (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 30 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Pain (84)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 22 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Insomnia (46) Pain (40)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 20 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Anxious mood (49) Insomnia (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Atrial Tachycardia 4 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Asthma (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 39 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Pain (47) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Dizziness 24 more
How many evaluations
44
Tried for
Depressed mood (44) Pain (7)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Dizziness 48 more
How many evaluations
39
Tried for
Pain (43) Anxious mood (1)

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
<20 171
20s 855
30s 1,297
40s 1,598
50s 1,429
60s 662
70+ 110

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2,016
20-29 years 567
30-39 years 413
40-49 years 326
50-59 years 119
60-69 years 26
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,211
Not Diagnosed 134

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