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Symptoms That Shows You Might Have Asthma

The respiratory condition, Asthma, is an inflammatory disease of the lungs airways. It causes difficult breathing and can also cause some physical activities to be challenging or impossible.

Usually, with every breath a person take, air passes through the nose, mouth and goes down into your throat and into the airways, before finally going into the lungs.

Symptoms of asthma happens when the lining of the airways become swollen and the muscles around them tighten up. Mucus then begins to fill the airways, which reduces the quantity of air that can pass through.

All these can then produce an asthma attack.

Symptoms of asthma

Symptoms of asthma that are common include wheezing, a squealing or whistling sound made when you breathe.

Other asthma symptoms may include the following:

●     Coughing, most especially at night, when laughing, or during exercise

●     Tightness in the chest

●     Shortness of breath

●     Difficulty in talking

●     Anxiousness or panic

●     Fatigue

The kind of asthma that a person has can determine which symptoms they experience.

Not everybody suffering from asthma will experience these particular symptoms. If you feel the symptoms you might be experiencing could be a sign of a condition such as asthma, it is important to seek medical attention.


There hasn't been a cause that has been identified for asthma. However, experts believe that the breathing condition is due to several factors. These factors include the following:

●     Genetics- If a parent or sibling has asthma, you are more likely to develop the condition.

●     History of viral infections- Individuals with a history of severe viral infections during childhood (e.g. RSV) may be more likely to develop the condition.

●     Hygiene hypothesis- This theory explains that when babies are not exposed to enough bacteria in their early months and years, their immune systems do not become strong enough to fight off asthma and other allergic conditions.

Content created and supplied by: DrEnimofe (via Opera News )


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