Skip to content

    Asthma Health Center

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Survey: Asthma Control Still Poor

    1 in 4 Asthma Patients Seek Emergency Treatment

    Drugs Underused continued...

    "Asthmatics are notorious about accommodating their illness," he says. "When you ask them how they are doing the usual answer is, ‘OK.' But if you ask specific questions about what they aren’t doing because of their asthma, you get a better idea of how asthma is impacting their life."

    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."

    1 | 2 | 3

    When Is Your Asthma Worse?

    When Is Your Asthma Worse?

    Take the WebMD Asthma assessment to get Personalized Action Plan

    Start Now

    Today on WebMD

    Lung and bronchial tube graphic
    5 common triggers.
    group jogging in park
    Should you avoid fitness activities?
     
    asthma inhaler
    Learn about your options.
    man feeling faint
    What’s the difference?
     
    Madison Wisconsin Capitol
    Slideshow
    woman wearing cpap mask
    Article
     
    red wine pouring into glass
    Slideshow
    Woman holding inhaler
    Quiz
     
    Man outdoors coughing
    Article
    Lung and bronchial tube graphic
    Article
     
    10 Worst Asthma Cities
    Slideshow
    runner
    Article