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Mass, MD (2018) discussed some types of asthma that can impact

everyone’s lives; the allergic asthma, non-allergic asthma, exercise induced


asthma, glucocorticoids-resistant asthma and medication-induced asthma.
The author stated that allergic asthma covers the 60% of all asthma. It is
mostly associated with allergies that triggers the asthma. For example, the
common triggers which are called allergens are the pollens, dust mites, and
molds. While almost one-third of all people have non-allergenic asthma. It
caused by irritants like strong odors and sprays. This may also include viral
infections and the environmental tobacco smoke. This type of asthma was
developed after childhood and there is no allergic condition. Exercise-Induced
Asthma (EIA) is commonly referred as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
where in the patient with asthma develops its symptoms after exercising. The
typical symptom could occur after 10 to 15 minutes of brief exercise of 15
minutes to a longer period of exercise such as running. The exercise does not
causes asthma but only acts as a trigger. Patients with glucocorticoids-
resistant asthma do not respond to the treatment/ medication and are labeled
as ‘steroid resistant’. Theories include that there is lack of ability for the
steroid to bind with lung cells and in relation to low level of Vitamin D. This
type of asthma is expensive to manage and thus it is a major healthcare
problem. There are drugs and products that can worsen the patient’s asthma.
This types of asthma is called medication-induced asthma. Examples of these
are aspirin and others non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Ibuprofen,
naproxen and diclofenac should be avoided because these may trigger an
asthma attack.

Alli, MD (2016) said that there are 3 types of asthma. These are the cough
variant asthma, occupational asthma and nighttime or nocturnal asthma. The
author stated that cough variant asthma are triggered usually by respiratory
infections and exercise. Severe coughing is the predominant symptoms and
coughing because of sinusitis with asthma is usually common. Occupational
asthma are results from workplace triggers. Patients with this type of asthma
experience runny nose and congestion of eye irritation and coughing. Jobs that
associate with occupational asthma are the animal breeders, nurses, painters,
and hairdressers. All of the symptoms above that the author discussed is the
same with the nocturnal asthma except that it was triggered during nighttime.
Theory said that there is an increased contact with allergens, reclining
position, or the secretion of hormones that follow a circadian pattern.