Survey: Asthma Control Still Poor
1 in 4 Asthma Patients Seek Emergency Treatment
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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."