In order to effectively manage asthma, it’s important to know exactly what the signs or symptoms are.
The severity of your asthma will affect how often you experience these symptoms. Some people with asthma get them every now and then, while others experience them regularly.
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The most common symptoms of asthma in adults include:
These are all symptoms of bronchial asthma, which is the more common form of the condition and affects the tubes that carry air to your lungs.
In rare cases, some of these symptoms could indicate cardiac asthma, which is much more serious and combines wheezing with heart failure.
It’s really important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. They’ll discuss your symptoms and can refer you for further tests if needed.
The symptoms of asthma in children are largely the same as they are in adults. What’s often different is the cause and times of day when they occur.
There are signs you can look out for if you’re worried that your child might have asthma. For example, your child may cough a lot when they’re playing, laughing or crying.
The main asthma symptom for babies is a cough. You may also notice some wheezing, but this isn’t uncommon in very young children as their airways are smaller.
If you’re at all concerned about your child’s health, our doctors can provide all the help and reassurance you need.
The symptoms of asthma are similar to the symptoms of many other conditions. For example, chest tightness and shortness of breath can also be caused by allergies, while coughing can be caused by something as simple as a chest infection.
It can be difficult to tell exactly what’s wrong without speaking to a doctor. However, there are a few clues you can look out for, such as:
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