Are All Types of Asthma the Same? Not by a Long Shot

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But all asthma, no matter the type, needs to be treated and kept under control

If you don’t have asthma, you may think all types of asthma look and act the same. You’d be wrong. There are many different types of asthma, and each has its own triggers – and all need to be kept under control.

“May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – the ideal time to get the word out on the different types of asthma, as well as the different triggers and treatments,” says allergist Gailen Marshall, MD, PhD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “Allergists are specialists in treating asthma. We know that not all types of asthma have the same triggers, and each case warrants individual treatment. That’s why we put together individual care plans for each of our patients to make sure their symptoms are being addressed and controlled.”