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How common is asthma?

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Asthma affects about 25 million Americans and causes nearly 2 million emergency room visits every year. With proper asthma treatment, you can live well with this condition.

From: Guide to Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview." 

Centers for Disease Control.  Murray, J. and Nadel, J. Third edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.  Rose, B.D. (ed). Wellesley, Mass., 2005.

Textbook of Respiratory Medicine,UpToDate,

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 22, 2019

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview." 

Centers for Disease Control.  Murray, J. and Nadel, J. Third edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.  Rose, B.D. (ed). Wellesley, Mass., 2005.

Textbook of Respiratory Medicine,UpToDate,

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 22, 2019

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