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“Asthma Aha!”

Posted: 9:38 AM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 13:38:29Z

Not everyone experiences asthma the same way and symptoms can change over time. Even if someone thinks their asthma is under control, it might not be and it may be a more severe form of asthma. If a person with asthma has made one or more trips to urgent care, the emergency room or a hospital; experienced two or more asthma attacks in a year; or has symptoms that cause wake ups at night and interfere with daily activities--now is the time to consider the reason why.

Severe asthma can also be linked to eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Almost 50% of people who have severe asthma have an increase of eosinophils in their lungs, which could cause more frequent asthma attacks. Getting the right treatment at the right time for severe asthma is important because repeated asthma flare ups and inflammation caused by long-term uncontrolled asthma may lead to lung damage.

Severe asthma doesn’t have to keep people from living life. Find out about the available treatment options for severe asthma that can help reduce eosinophils counts and symptoms. If someone has had an “asthma Aha!” moment, they can take action, visit asthma.com/ download the asthma e-guide to track their asthma, gain better control and have a more meaningful conversation with their doctor.