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
227
Tried for
Asthma (227) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (6)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
164
Tried for
Asthma (164) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
124
Tried for
Asthma (123) Cough (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
Tried for
Pain (82)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Insomnia (44) Pain (40)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Anxious mood (44) Insomnia (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Asthma (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
Depressed mood (41) Pain (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Pain (41) Insomnia (2)
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 (78 evaluations)
Side effects
Shakiness Heart rate increased 21 more
How many evaluations
86
Tried for
Asthma (227) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) (6)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (59 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased appetite Moon face 53 more
How many evaluations
75
Tried for
Asthma (164) Cough (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Nosebleeds 10 more
How many evaluations
48
Tried for
Asthma (123) Cough (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 25 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Pain (82)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive dry mouth 22 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Insomnia (44) Pain (40)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 20 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Anxious mood (44) Insomnia (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Asthma (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Atrial Tachycardia 3 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Asthma (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dry mouth 19 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Depressed mood (41) Pain (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Sleepiness 4 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (44)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Blurry vision 31 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Pain (41) Insomnia (2)
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
<20 141
20s 813
30s 1,212
40s 1,400
50s 1,267
60s 568
70+ 87

Sex

Distribution of sex

79% Female
21% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,901
20-29 years 532
30-39 years 390
40-49 years 309
50-59 years 108
60-69 years 25
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,974
Not Diagnosed 131

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