Ep. 10: Asthma Part 2 - The classification of severity & types of asthma
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
In case you want to watch the show Kortney talks about: Show me a Hero
More statistics on Asthma from Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America: Asthma Facts
Asthma Health Disparities:
Asthma Severity Chart: