When asthma doesn't respond to consistent treatment, it's considered severe asthma. Watch this video for more severe asthma facts.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Severe Asthma
1. When asthma doesn’t respond to treatment, it’s considered severe.Of the 25+ million people in the U.S. living with asthma, 5 to 10% have severe asthma.
2. You can develop severe asthma at any age.Severe asthma can affect anyone. It may become severe for no reason, or certain triggers might make it worse.
3. Severe asthma can cause long-term damage to your lungs.Frequent asthma attacks can cause airways to narrow, thicken, or scar, making it harder to breathe.
4. Recent advances are changing severe asthma treatment.New injectable drugs called biologics target cells that cause inflammation and breathing difficulties.
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Medical Reviewers:William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Review Date:05-12-2017