e-Asthma: What Is It?
e-Asthma is a type of severe asthma that can’t be controlled with regular asthma medicine. A new type of injectable medicine (respiratory biologic) has been shown to:
- Reduce Asthma Attacks
- Reduce the Need for Oral Steroids like Prednisone
- Reduce Frequent Rescue Inhaler Use.
Do I Have e-Asthma?
Diagnosing e-Asthma requires a simple blood test to measure the number of eosinophils in your bloodstream.
This test can be ordered and run at any clinical laboratory near you.
You can order this test here.
What Happens Next?
After your eosinophil test, the Lab will send me the result, and I’ll call you to discuss what it shows.
If your blood test proves that you have e-Asthma, I’ll recommend starting one of the new medicines.
Want to learn more about e-Asthma? Listen to my podcast about it.
The medicines used to treat e-Asthma require close follow-up to assure that they are working without side effects.
Diagnosing and treating e-Asthma is part of asthma primary care.
By design, asthma primary care delivers the kind of follow-up you need for e-Asthma, and a lot more:
- scheduled reassessment
- further testing as needed
- adjustment of medication dosage
- teaching you how to manage your symptoms
- tons of asthma education!