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Asthma Types, Categories

There are different types of asthma. At one time, asthma was divided in following two categories:

- Extrinsic (allergic) asthma
- Intrinsic asthma (non-allergic) asthma, but that was a very broad categorization.

Now the categories have been revised as follows:
- Extrinsic (allergic) asthma
- Intrinsic asthma (non-allergic) asthma
- Exercise-induced
- Nocturnal
- Occupational
- Cough-variant asthma
- Steroid-resistant asthma
- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
- Asthma triad
and perhaps more.

Asthma may also be categorized according to its characteristics as:
- Humid asthma
- Dry asthma and
- Congestive asthma

The nature of expectoration of mucus may be:
- Free, fluent and abundant
- Almost checked or very little
- Thick and intermittent. At times the expectoration may be thick or hard in shape of small balls.

Similarly there could be other ways of categorizing the asthma but what is more important is how the physician of a particular healing system understands it and whether he has the skill and means to treat it successfully.