Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways to the lungs making breathing and other physical activities challenging. In this condition, the airways may narrow and swell while producing extra mucus. This can trigger coughing and shortness of breath with a whistling sound (wheezing) while breathing.

Asthma can be a minor issue for some people but for some, it comes under one of the major medical conditions that may interfere with daily basic activities and can lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.

Although Asthma can’t be completely cured, its symptoms can be managed with proper medication and care. For this, it’s important to track the signs and symptoms and consult with your doctor regularly to alter your treatment if needed.

What are the symptoms of Asthma?

Symptoms of asthma vary from person to person. Commonly infrequent asthma attacks are noticed while exercising or lifting heavy weights. Some of the common symptoms of asthma are

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Difficulty in talking
  • anxiousness or panic
  • fatigue
  • Wheezing while exhaling (a common sign of asthma in children)
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • rapid breathing
  • frequent infections
  • Coughing, cold, or flu