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Severe Asthma

Severe Asthma - What is it for

Millions navigate life with asthma symptoms daily, considering them part of the norm. The reality is, asthma persists, posing the risk of enduring, irreversible lung damage. Despite years of coping, if symptoms impede desired activities and persist, it's time for a thorough reevaluation of your understanding of asthma.

Approximately 5-10% of asthma patients grapple with Severe Asthma, enduring persistent symptoms or frequent flare-ups despite adhering to high doses of inhaled preventer medications and occasionally oral steroids.

Recent advancements in asthma science underscore the existence of various asthma types. Identifying your specific type is crucial, as deep lung inflammation, known as Type 2 inflammation, can manifest as "eosinophilic" or "allergic" asthma.

Severe Asthma - Symptoms

​Some signs of poor asthma control include: 

  • Frequent symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, waking up at night with difficulty breathing, and/or limitation of daytime activities
  • Use of fast-acting reliever medications such as Salbutamol inhaler or additional doses of Budesonide-Formotero several times a week
  • Recurrent hospital admissions, emergency room Visits, and/or visits to a doctor requiring oral steroids for flare-ups 
  • Impaired lung function