Here are some key things you’ll want to know about e-asthma—eosinophilic asthma

Nearly 7 out of 10 adults with asthma could have e-asthma*

*2005-2006 CDC survey of 310 adults who said they had asthma and had eosinophil counts of 150 cells/μL or more.

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A simple blood test can help determine if you have e-asthma

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Eosinophils—e-o-SIN-o-phils:

Are a normal part of the body's immune system; eosinophils are a type of white blood cell. In people with asthma, they can contribute to inflammation in the lungs. Your e-number is the number of eosinophils in your blood. A high e-number can be associated with poor asthma control and more asthma attacks.

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Take a look. This is how your lungs can react with e-asthma

This informational video can tell you how too many eosinophils can affect your asthma.

Airway inflammation

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Up to 50% of people with severe asthma have high eosinophils Up to 50% of people with severe asthma have high eosinophils

Nearly 7      out of 10          adults with asthma may have an elevated eosinophil number*

It may be e-asthma if you:

  • Often use your rescue inhaler to control asthma symptoms
  • Wake up at night due to asthma symptoms
  • Take oral steroids like prednisone for your asthma
  • Have had asthma attacks that required emergency care

*2005-2006 CDC survey of 310 adults who said they had asthma and had eosinophil counts of 150 cells/μL or more.

*2005-2006 CDC survey of 310 adults who said they had asthma and had eosinophil counts of 150 cells/μL or more.

Finding out if your asthma is e-asthma may be easier than you think.

A simple blood test could help determine if you have eosinophilic asthma. Get your free test and talk to your doctor.

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These asthma specialists can be of assistance

Allergists and pulmonologists specialize in respiratory conditions. They can help you better understand e-asthma and how to manage it.

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There are different ways to help treat e-asthma

Medication options include:

Targeted medications

  • Injections or infusions designed to help manage specific types of asthma
  • Target a source of airway inflammation

Controller or maintenance medications

  • Include inhaled and oral options taken daily to control asthma, even when there are no symptoms
  • Help reduce inflammation in the walls of the airways and may also work to relax the muscles in the airway wall, helping keep them open

Rescue or quick-relief medications

  • Inhaled medicine taken as needed for short-term relief of symptoms
  • Used to prevent or treat asthma attacks
  • Open the lungs by relaxing the muscles of the airway wall
  • Can begin working within minutes and can be effective for 4 to 6 hours

Oral steroids

  • Prednisone is one example, and can be used to prevent asthma symptoms or treat severe asthma flare-ups

Find out if you may have e-asthma.
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