It is also important to know the signs and symptoms of asthma, so you know what to look out for in cases of attacks. Here are among the most common of them:
- Wheezing: This is a squeaky or whistling sound that is heard when you breathe.
- Shortness of breath: A number of people say that they feel like they are out of breath or that they can’t their breath when they have asthma. This is just like not being able to get air from out of your lungs.
- Coughing: This is usually worse during early in the morning and at nighttime making it very hard to get enough sleep.
- Chest tightness: This could feel like somebody is sitting or squeezing on your chest.
However, not everyone who has asthma experience these symptoms. Likewise, experiencing them does not exactly mean that you have asthma. Normally, a lung function test along with a physical exam and looking into the medical history are done for the certain diagnosis of asthma.
The types of symptoms that you may experience, their frequency, and severity may differ over time. There are times when your symptoms might just be annoying while other times they would really be so troublesome as to be debilitating.