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Ep. 10: Asthma Part 2 - The classification of severity & types of asthma

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What are the different levels of severity and types of asthma?

Asthma is not a one size fits all diagnosis. The advances in medicine have given doctors the ability to pinpoint a patient's asthma severity level and the type of asthma they have. Knowing the severity level of a patient's asthma and what type or types they have is critical in finding the best treatment possible.

In part two of the three-part series on asthma, Dr G outlines the different classifications of asthma severity by going over all the aspects a doctor looks at when making a diagnosis. She also reviews the types of asthma.

Kortney chimes in with her real-life experiences of living with uncontrolled asthma, and how she worked to get it back on track with controller medication.

What we cover in this episode:

  • What is uncontrolled asthma and why is it dangerous

  • The classification of asthma severity: mild intermittent, mild persistent, moderate persistent, severe persistent

  • The types of asthma: allergic asthma, non allergic asthma, eosinophilic asthma, exercise induced asthma, cold induced asthma, cough variant asthma, occupational asthma

  • Nighttime symptoms of asthma

  • Thunderstorm's impact on asthma

Supporting info:

Asthma Health Disparities:

Asthma Severity Chart: