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.

How do members experience asthma?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with asthma*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for asthma*

*Data from patients with asthma, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with asthma*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for asthma (10 evaluations)
Side effects
jittery feeling numbness and tingling in hands
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
asthma (30)
Treatment

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for asthma (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
asthma (14)
Treatment

(Flovent)
Perceived effectiveness
for asthma (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
asthma (9)
Treatment

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for asthma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
asthma (8)
Treatment

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
asthma (4)

*Data from patients with asthma, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has asthma on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 76
20s 516
30s 1,459
40s 1,959
50s 2,291
60s 1,796
70+ 837

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1,773
Female 7,149