Bronchial asthma - classification and symptoms
Asthma, like most other diseases,there is a classification. It does not hurt to know it, because it plays an important role. Based on it, the degree of bronchial asthma and the complexity of the disease are determined, and treatment is also prescribed. Of course, first of all you should contact a specialist. It is he who will make the correct diagnosis.
Bronchial asthma - classification by degree
Bronchial asthma intermittent. It appears periodically. Attacks that interfere with breathing fully occur, as a rule, not more than once a week, usually once or twice a month, are of a very light nature. Physical stress in the case of such a disease is easily transferred, sleep and general condition do not change.
Light persistent asthma. It appears constantly. Attacks happen every week, but not every day. Most often they happen at night. Physical activity decreases only with exacerbation. Sleep also worsens.
Asthma of moderate severity, persistent. Attacks occur daily. On average, there are nocturnal exacerbations once a week. Attacks disrupt physical activity and sleep. The course of bronchial asthma can occur without pronounced symptoms, but give complications.
Severe persistent asthma flows fromdaily bouts and frequent nighttime exacerbations. Physical activity is limited. Asthmatic status is the severest degree of an asthma attack. In this case, resuscitation is required. Asthmatic status usually occurs due to prolonged seizures, with the bronchial edema and accumulation of sputum in them, which makes breathing more difficult.
Bronchial asthma - classification by species
Asthma is also classified according to the level of control. There are 4 types:
• Allergic form. Children with this disease have atopic dermatitis. The allergic form manifests itself immediately.
• Virus-induced form. Exacerbations occur after or during infections caused by viruses.
• Bronchial asthma of physical effort. Defined by attacks that occur after physical exertion, it is also possible complications during strong experiences and emotional upheavals.
• The most common - bronchial asthmamixed form. There are several factors that can provoke symptoms. Since it is not known exactly what are the main reasons, this kind is also called uncertain.
Symptoms of bronchial asthma
The complexity of this disease lies in the fact,that many symptoms may be similar to other diseases. Sometimes it is very difficult to recognize them, despite the fact that bronchial asthma, the classification of which is so wide, has its own peculiarities. To establish the correct diagnosis, you need to pay attention to a combination of several symptoms, when they started to appear and what affects it. Almost always with asthma wheezing, wheezing, and a feeling of squeezing in the chest. Often there is a cough with a gasp of asthma. Similar symptoms can occur at different times of the day, and only a doctor can prescribe a treatment based on this. Bronchial asthma, the classification of which is presented - this is a serious disease that requires special attention.