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asthma is something that we cannot cure at this point in time so we talked about how severe it is and think about the treatments in terms of how many times a week this person gets symptoms so we got Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday out of the seven days of the week the number of times they have their attacks or need their medication is basically how severe their diseases so first we have people who have it very mildly and they only get it intermittently intermittent which means that they have it less than twice a week so they need their medication basically only once a week let's pick Wednesday they have some trouble breathing they take their medication maybe inhaler and that's it they're done let me just write that here we got less than twice a week okay that's our intermittent now the next category is the next three are all persistent as opposed to intermittent so basically they happen more consistently the first one of these is mild then mild asthma the definition is that the symptoms occur more than twice a week but not enough to happen daily so if it happens daily need your rescue medication daily that pushes you into the next category so more than twice a week let's do Monday how about Tuesday Thursday Friday and Sunday that's a lot of days but you notice never twice a day and most once a day and more than twice a week so the next one going up in severity we've got moderate moderate and that's basically daily seven days a week when the symptoms occur people usually use their rescue inhalers or rescue medication and a moderate that's every day then the last one of course is severe we're going to use Red's using a traffic light color system a severe is bad symptoms every day or more than once a day so we got bad symptoms every day this is not just your usual one hit on the inhaler and done but you might have asthma attacks and might end up in the hospital and on this day they might have two of them so basically we should never let anybody walk around with this level of asthma this completely seems like untreated it's a huge disruption to their life that's basically bad severe asthma