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) (7)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
140
Tried for
Asthma (140) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
119
Tried for
Asthma (117) Cough (2)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Tried for
Pain (73)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60
Tried for
Insomnia (39) Pain (36)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Pain (48) Insomnia (1)
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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 (42) Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
Pain (39) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
Insomnia (39) Anxious mood (1)
1 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 (110 evaluations)
Side effects
Jittery feeling Shakiness 25 more
How many evaluations
117
Tried for
Asthma (216) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (7)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (54 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Increased appetite 55 more
How many evaluations
72
Tried for
Asthma (140) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (49 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Nosebleeds 16 more
How many evaluations
59
Tried for
Asthma (117) Cough (2)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Chronic constipation 25 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Pain (73)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 26 more
How many evaluations
56
Tried for
Insomnia (39) Pain (36)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 40 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Pain (48) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Anxious mood 14 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Asthma (44)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Addiction 11 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Anxious mood (42) Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Dizziness 48 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (39) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Dizziness 8 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Insomnia (39) Anxious mood (1)
1 more

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
<20 149
20s 830
30s 1,361
40s 1,728
50s 1,586
60s 815
70+ 170

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2,167
20-29 years 590
30-39 years 455
40-49 years 353
50-59 years 130
60-69 years 31
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,508
Not Diagnosed 140

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