is classified by it’s level of severity, with the understanding that asthma symptoms often change in degree and frequency.
is classified by symptoms where impairment will be low or absent with symptoms that occur less than 2 times per week.
Mild Persistent Asthma
is classified by symptoms or asthma ttacks that interfere with normal or daily activity more than 2 times per week.
Moderate Persistent Asthma
is classified by symptoms including chronic or a high frequency of coughing. These symptoms can can worsen at night resulting in sleep disturbances 5 times or more each month. Asthma attacks and symptoms are directly influenced by an individual’s level of activity, especially when exercise or strenuous activity is involved.
Severe Persistent Asthma
is classified by a manifestation of symptoms that mirror all 3 other types of Asthma. Additionally, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, tightness in chest, difficulty breathing, and the inability to perform normal daily activities are all indicative of Severe Asthma. Continual night and day symptoms occur at a higher frequency and intensity.