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What is severe persistent asthma?

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With severe persistent asthma:

  • You have symptoms continuously, with frequent nighttime asthma.
  • Your activities are limited.
  • Lung function is less than 60% of predicted values based on your age, sex, and height.

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Adult Onset of Asthma" and "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma)."
American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Aging and the Respiratory System." 
National Institute on Aging: "Aging Under the Microscope: Chapter 4: Physiologic Clues." 
American Lung Association: "Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet." 
Graham, L. Chest, 2006. 
Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."
FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

Medscape.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 17, 2020

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Adult Onset of Asthma" and "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma)."
American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Aging and the Respiratory System." 
National Institute on Aging: "Aging Under the Microscope: Chapter 4: Physiologic Clues." 
American Lung Association: "Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet." 
Graham, L. Chest, 2006. 
Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."
FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

Medscape.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 17, 2020

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