This time I would like to speak more about general symptoms that asthma sufferers experience.
As I experience the symptoms of asthma firsthand, I would like to provide more information about this to the people who are not sure whether their symptoms are provoked by this condition or due to some other health conditions.
Among the general asthma symptoms usually occurred in asthma sufferers are the following:
-Coughing. Typically asthma coughing is worse at night or early morning, which disturbs one’s sleeping. Very often asthma sufferers have the only symptom – coughing which often brings up mucus.
-Wheezing – a whistling or rasping sound while breathing.
-Shortness of breath. This condition is characterized by an inability to get enough air out of the lungs.
One should understand that the symptoms of asthma vary in different people. Besides, asthma symptoms vary in frequency: so, some asthma sufferers have symptoms only once in a few months, while other people have asthma symptoms every week or even every day.
Severe asthma attacks can lead to the condition when your airways narrow to the extend when not enough amount of oxygen can get into the blood that goes to the vital organs of our body. Such condition is considered as a medical emergency as this condition can result in death.
Fortunately, effective asthma treatment can help to manage asthma in most people, and they can expect to have few symptoms or they can be eliminated completely.
How To Recognize You Have Asthma
In fact, it’s quite easy to confuse the asthma symptoms with the symptoms that come with other conditions-for example, a cold or bronchitis. But note that asthma is much more serious condition and if you have a cough that lasts for a long time or you often have difficult breathing especially at nighttime or after physical activities, it might be a sign of asthma and it is recommended for you to consult with your medical provider in order to check out what is the cause of your symptoms.
If you have any of the above mentioned symptoms, you are recommended to monitor them for several days prior to seeing a medical professional. You need to write down what symptoms you have and at what time of the day or night they happen. This steps will help your doctor to diagnose your condition.
Besides, it is important to provide your medical provider a list of all medications you are taking for any of your health conditions in order to prevent these medications to affect your asthma condition or drug interaction with an asthma medications.
Typically, first of all your doctor will ask you a number of questions. He will likely want to discuss with you the following questions:
-Periods of your symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, or chest tightness that can occur suddenly or they happen regularly or during certain times of the year.
-Colds that cause chest discomfort or last more than 10 days.
-Asthma medications you use for improving your breathing.
-History of asthma and allergies among the members of your family.
-Things that seem to bring you these symptoms or worsen them.