Asthma in Teens and Adults - Symptoms
asthma can be mild or severe. You may have no
symptoms, severe symptoms every day, or something in between. How often you have
symptoms can also change. Symptoms of asthma may include:
- Wheezing, which is a whistling noise of
varying loudness that occurs when the airways of the lungs
- Coughing. This is the only symptom for some
- Chest tightness.
- Shortness of breath, which is
rapid, shallow breathing, or
- Sleep disturbance
because of coughing or having a hard time breathing.
- Tiring quickly
asthma attack occurs when your symptoms suddenly
increase. Factors that can lead to an asthma attack or make it worse
Many people have symptoms that become worse at night
(nocturnal asthma), such as a cough and shortness of breath.
general, waking at night because of shortness of breath or a cough is a sign of
poorly controlled asthma.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 22, 2013
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