Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Editorial Board: Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Asthma Symptoms


In regards to which type of treatment is most effective for asthma, the answer would clearly be that of early intervention; therefore, this is why recognizing an asthma symptom is so incredibly dire in the matter of taking care of your health if you’re an asthmatic.

Asthma symptoms

Include: difficulty in breathing, a tight feeling in the chest, coughing, wheezing. Sometimes a cough that won’t go away is the only symptom.

A very common asthma symptom is finding it difficult to breathe or the feeling of breathlessness. The most characteristic (but not universal) symptom is wheezing, which is a musical sound like a faint whistle, produced usually while one is exhaling.Sometimes it can be hard to avoid asthma symptoms. 

Your doctor will tell you to take whatever medications have been prescribed to you. But there are also other ways of dealing with these symptoms. A good idea would be to ask a professional who might be able to coach you through the symptoms and ways to deal with them.

Remember that you may experience this kind of asthma symptoms a few minutes after you start to exercise or even a few minutes after finishing your workout. It is important to observe the time when you feel the symptoms because this will be key in identifying the cause of the symptoms. 

When you consult a doctor, asthma can be diagnosed by a series of tests and evaluations. Tests may be any of the following: spirometry, peak flow meter, oximetry, and chest radiography. If this will worsen, consult your doctor immediately.

Determining the asthma signs and symptoms will never be easy to some people. Some people might even mistake those having trouble breathing, coughing or wheezing with some other diseases. 

Some people say that asthma is a common disorder in children, but this is wrong since many adults don’t even know that they already have it.

Coughing is also a common asthma symptom as well as having difficulty speaking. However, these symptoms are also common in other diseases. Adults who have asthma since childhood usually know whenever they are already suffering from an asthma attack. 

Through years of suffering from this chronic disease, lifelong sufferers can sense whenever they are experiencing any flare-up. The case with children is quite different. Small children cannot really understand that what they are experiencing is already an asthma symptom.

However, there are specific things to look out for. These include wheezing, in which you whistle when you breathe in or out. If this happens to you or your child at night or when you have just gotten over suffering a cold, it could mean that you are developing asthma symptoms. 

Of course, it could also mean that you are developing or suffering from a lung infection, which is dangerous in its own right. Either way, see a doctor immediately.