Understanding symptomatic asthma

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Understanding symptomatic asthma

This video and accompanying infographic illustrate the scale of the challenge facing doctors and patients alike – asthma studies have shown that 50% of asthma patients remain symptomatic despite treatment with standard maintenance therapy1, and only 18% of patients are classified as having controlled asthma according to Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) criteria.2


Asthma facts – a big problem

Asthma is known to place a high burden on patients who continue to experience persistent symptoms – some having serious, life-impacting consequences. For example, every 10 seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.3

The burden of asthma extends beyond individual patients - the wider economic and societal costs of asthma must also be accounted for; for example, the cost of asthma to the countries of the EU has been put at €72b.4

Effective asthma management and symptom control remain important healthcare goals to achieve.


About GINA

GINA works with healthcare professionals and public health officials around the world to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. As well as annual asthma reports, GINA produces at-a-glance asthma management references and pocket guides about asthma for healthcare professionals.5