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Know More About The Types of Asthma

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Know More About The Types of Asthma

Asthma is an illness that causes breathing difficulties. These issues are caused by restricted and enlarged airways. Mucus builds up in your airways as a result of asthma. Asthma symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing. Asthma can be mild or moderate, requiring little or no medical treatment. However, it has the potential to be serious and life-threatening. Asthma is divided into four categories by medical specialists around the world, with mild to severe asthma being the most common. The frequency and intensity of your symptoms indicate what type of asthma you have.

Mild Intermittent Asthma

This form of asthma normally does not interfere with your daily activities. However, it might fall under exercise-induced asthma. You'll have symptoms up to 2 days per week or 2 nights per month if you're in this category. The symptoms of mild intermittent asthma are -

  • Coughing

  • Swollen airways

  • Mucus production in the airways

  • Whistling when breathing

Mild Persistent Asthma

Like the last one, the symptoms are minimal if you have mild chronic asthma, but they occur more than twice a week. If you have the same set of signs, you don't get them more than once a day. Signs of mild persistent asthma include - 

  • Whistling when breathing

  • Mucus production in the airways

  • Chest tightness or pain

  • Coughing

  • Swollen airways

Moderate Persistent Asthma

If you have mild chronic asthma, you will experience symptoms once a day, or at least once a week -  

  • Whistling when breathing

  • Mucus production in the airways

  • Chest tightness or pain

  • Coughing

  • Swollen airways

Severe Persistent Asthma

You will have symptoms numerous times during the day if you have severe chronic asthma. Almost every day, these symptoms will show up. You'll also have symptoms on a weekly basis. Even when drugs are taken frequently, severe chronic asthma does not react favorably.

  • Coughing

  • Swollen airways

  • Mucus production in the airways

  • Chest tightness or pain

  • Whistling when breathing

It is vital to educate yourself about your asthma, regardless of the kind, in order to regulate your symptoms. Anyone suffering from asthma should have a plan in place. In consultation with your doctor, design an asthma action plan that lays out the steps you'll need to do in the case of an asthma attack. Because even mild asthma has the potential to deteriorate, you should follow your doctor's treatment plan and see him or her on a frequent basis.

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