Types of Asthma
Asthma is classified into four general categories:
|Asthma classification||Signs and symptoms|
|Mild intermittent||Mild symptoms up to two days a week and up to two nights a month|
|Mild persistent||Symptoms more than twice a week, but no more than once in a single day|
|Moderate persistent||Symptoms once a day and more than one night a week|
|Severe persistent||Symptoms throughout the day on most days and frequently at night|
Determining your asthma severity helps your doctor choose the best treatment. Asthma severity often changes over time, requiring treatment adjustments.