What are the different types of asthma?

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There are several different types of asthma, and each has its own set of triggers. Some common types include allergic, nonallergic, seasonal, occupational, and exercise-induced asthma. Asthma causes the airways to become inflamed and swollen, reducing the amount of air that can pass in and out of the lungs. Asthma affects around 9.4% of children and 7.7% of adults in the United States.

In many cases, asthma is a lifelong condition that a person can manage using medication and by avoiding triggers that cause asthma attacks. Although childhood asthma and adult-onset asthma have similarities, symptoms can differ in severity. Learn more about the differences between adult-onset and childhood asthma here. Certain triggers in the environment can also worsen the symptoms of asthma and cause asthma attacks.

Keep reading to learn more about the different types of asthma, including symptoms and treatment options…

Quelle: MedicalNewsToday
Medically reviewed by Nick Villalobos, MD | Written by Joanne Lewsley

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