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Types of Asthma

Types of Asthma

Most people with asthma also have allergies. For these people, exposure to an allergen, a substance that triggers an allergic reaction such as animal dander, will also trigger asthma symptoms. This condition is frequently referred to as allergic asthma or allergy-induced asthma. In some people, asthma symptoms can also be induced by exercise. Today there are effective preventive treatments for exercise-induced asthma. It is generally accepted that, under regular medical supervision, most people with asthma can and should exercise. Nocturnal asthma occurs when symptoms occur at night. Asthma symptoms are generally more likely to occur at night. Occupational asthma is due to exposure to irritating chemicals, often at work. Cough-variant asthma is a form of asthma in which a dry, irritating cough is the most prominent symptom.

Not all symptoms of asthma are always related to asthma. Although wheezing, a whistling sound made during breathing, is typical of asthma, wheezing and symptoms such as chest tightness, coughing, and shortness of breath can be due to many conditions, such as bronchitis, colds, or even serious cardiovascular conditions, such as congestive heart failure. Only a thorough evaluation by a professional health care provider can determine what is causing and how to treat your particular symptoms.

Curable Types of Asthma:

Rare Types of Asthma:

Asthma: Rare Types

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Asthma: Related Disease Topics

More general medical disease topics related to Asthma include:

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