More Than 25 Million Americans Have Asthma

 

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! Help us spread asthma and allergy education by sharing our infographics below.

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Asthma and allergies affect more than 60 million Americans. Allergic disease, which includes asthma, is the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S. They can impact you socially, emotionally and financially. But asthma and allergies don't have to define you. But working with your doctor and following your treatment plan, you can thrive and do many of the things you enjoy doing.

More than 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma. And 10 people in the U.S. die from asthma every day. Asthma rates tend to be higher in areas with high air pollution, high poverty and a high level of indoor allergens such as in rental housing. Many of the deaths can be prevented with access to education, medical care, clean air and healthy housing.

Our 2019 Asthma Capitals™ report ranks the top 100 cities in the U.S. where it it most challenging to live with asthma. The report looks asthma health outcomes – prevalence, deaths and emergency department visits as well as risk factors that can affect asthma rates in these cities.

Allergens are substances that cause an allergic reaction, like pollen, pet dander, food, insects and mold. If you have allergic asthma, allergens can trigger your asthma symptoms. Allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma. Up to 60% of adults and 80% of kids with asthma have allergic asthma.

More Than Asthma

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This year, we want to dispel myths and help others see beyond the disease. We are raising awareness about how asthma and allergies are more than just physical conditions. They impact every aspect of life. But they don't have to define you. Show us how you are #morethanasthma.

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