There are 4 Stages to Asthma. I Have Stage 2, What Do You Have?


Asthma can suck, actually, it definitely does suck. It’s not like we chose to have it, it was thrust upon us. There are ways to reduce the number of asthma attacks you have and one of those ways is to know what stage of Asthma you have. This will help you determine how often you should actually be showing symptoms of Asthma and that can help you live your life. Below are the 4 stages of Asthma. It’s important to note that not everyone will show the same symptoms or fall neatly onto this graph.

Stage 1: Mild Intermittent Asthma – No more than 2 Symptoms per week, no problems in between attacks which only last a few hours to at most a few days, less than 2 nighttime episodes per month

Stage 2: Mild Persistent Asthma – Symptoms happen at least 2 a week but not more than once a day. Your activity levels are affected by flare up’s. Multiple nighttime symptoms per month

Stage 3: Moderate Persistent Asthma – There are symptoms every day and because of that you have to use rescue medication every day as well. Flare up’s happen at least twice a week or more. Nighttime symptoms occur more than once per week.

Stage 4: Severe Persistent Asthma – You can’t do that much physical activity and always have to carry around and often use a rescue device. There are frequent flare up’s along with nighttime symptoms. Your life is completely focused on Asthma and how to avoid an attack.