affects almost 25 million
people in the
Data from National Health Interview Survey, 2021. Asthma patients who answered yes to question, “Do you still have asthma?”
The LUMA basics: Learn that asthma is a chronic disease of airway inflammation; Understand that the immune system is an underlying cause of asthma; and Manage the role you play in your asthma care.
What is severe asthma? What is airway inflammation? Watch these videos to learn about the prevalence and symptoms of severe asthma and understand how the immune system can be the underlying cause of asthma.
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Did you know that Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous individuals in the US face the highest burden of asthma? Do you know that visits to physicians and emergency departments due to asthma peak during the early fall? Learn more about these and other special focus areas for LUMA.
References: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/most_recent_national_asthma_data.htm. Accessed August 30, 2023. 2. American Lung Association. https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/learn-about-asthma/types/severe-asthma. Accessed August 30, 2023. 3. Chastek B, et al. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016;22:848-861.