Asthma – Symptoms

Asthma – Symptoms

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Asthma – Symptoms 

Asthma is associated with bouts of difficulty in breathing. There is variability in the frequency and intensity of the asthma episode between different people where there may be group that has occasional symptoms during a given year whereas there may be those that have frequent episodes of breathing difficulty over a period of a month or week. There are a number of common symptoms associated with asthma, these include
1) Wheezing, which is characterised by a whistling sound when somebody breathes
2) Feeling breathless
3) Tightening of the chest, which can feel similar to having tight elastic band placed around the chest
4) Coughing

Certain patterns of coughing may be suggestive of asthma. These include
1) Frequent and recurrent episodes of coughing
2) The coughing is notably worse when waking in the morning or at night time
3) The asthma symptoms occur in response to known asthma triggers for that particular person such as for example pollen or exercise.

If you suspect that you or your child may have asthma then pleases contact your GP