Types of Asthma: Exercise-Induced and Occupational Asthma

Exercise induced asthma is a type of asthma that is experienced during strenuous exercise. The more formal term for exercised induced asthma is exercise induced broncho-constriction. This term is preferred because the exercise induces a narrowing of the airways but is not the root cause of asthma. Occupational asthma is a type of asthma that is caused by allergens in the work environment. It is caused by inhaling fumes, gasses, dust or other harmful substances.


Exploring Cough-Variant and Nocturnal Asthma

Cough-Variant asthma is a less common form of asthma that is difficult to diagnose. The only symptom associated with this form is, cough. It presents as a dry and non-productive cough meaning that the cough does not rid the lungs and airways of mucus. Nocturnal asthma is a very serious form of asthma. It occurs when asthma symptoms are present at night or during your sleep cycle. It is commonly in children representing almost half of the child asthma sufferers.