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Posted on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: Can asthma be classified as mild persistent, mild intermittent, moderate persistent or severe persistent on the basis of how many times patient needs to use a rescue inhaler each day?
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome in HCM

I can understand your concern

Yes the classification of asthma is based on the frequency of the symptoms and the frequency of the patient needs to use ihalers combined with the Spirometry test results.

The main treatment of asthma are steroids.

Hoping this will be helpful for you

Regards

Dr.Jolanda
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Follow up: Dr. Jnikolla 4 hours later
Thank you Dr. Jolanda.

What specific frequency of inhaler usage is used to classify each class of asthma when it comes to albuterol rescue inhalers?
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
We use questionnaires

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

The frequency of inhalers use may be different fro very often (like daily) to more rare (like once per month)

We usually use medical questionnaires for asthma control symptoms that you can find in XXXXXXX guidelines.

I hope this will be helpful for you

Wishes

Dr.Jolanda
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