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Survey: Asthma Control Still Poor

1 in 4 Asthma Patients Seek Emergency Treatment

Drugs Underused continued...

Blaiss says even when long-acting, preventive medications are prescribed, patients may resist taking them, especially when they are not symptomatic.

"Asthma is a chronic disease, just like hypertension and diabetes," Blaiss says. "But we don’t have a simple number like blood pressure or A1c to tell patients how they are doing, so it’s often hard to get them to take the drugs they need to properly control their asthma."

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