6 types of asthma and how they’re treated
1. Allergic asthma
This type occurs when an allergy sets off an asthma flare up. Mold, roaches, pollens and pet dander are common allergies but the list can be endless. Food sensitivities may also play a role. “I think food can have a lot to do with it when it comes to the toxic burden that you put in your body,” says Pescatore.
Pescatore explains there is a strong correlation between casein, the protein in milk and cheese that may trigger asthma. Gluten, yeast and sugar may also be culprits. “I always look for the non toxic approach first so I have people do food elimination diets and a food sensitivity test,” says Pescatore.
“Most of the time we treat this type by finding out what patient’s are allergic to first, so they know what they should avoid,” says Lee. Patients may be prescribed inhaled corticosteroids depending on the severity of their asthma.