Not all Asthma is the Same!
If you have asthma, your airways are chronically inflamed.1 When triggered by some internal or external factor, the airways become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways tighten. This makes it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs.1Everyone has different asthma triggers that cause inflammation in both large and small airways.2 What actually triggers asthma symptoms helps define the kind of asthma you or your child may have.
- Allergic asthma – Allergic asthma occurs when the airway is obstructed or inflamed due to an allergy to such things as pets, dust or pollen. Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma and can be moderately controlled with medication.3
- Non-Allergic asthma – Non-allergic asthma occurs when the airway is blocked or inflamed due to other triggers including, but not limited to, stress, anxiety, smoke and viruses.3
Asthma is not one size fits all
The severity of asthma varies from person to person.4 While some people may experience occasional mild asthma symptoms that respond well to a "quick-relief" inhaler, others with more persistent asthma may need daily maintenance treatments to control their symptoms. Regardless of what triggers asthma or its severity, it’s important to remember that asthma inflammation is always present, whether you or your child are experiencing symptoms or not.4