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Symptoms of Asthma Disease

Understanding the telltale signs of asthma is crucial for early detection and management. In this article, we'll delve into the common symptoms of asthma disease to help you recognize and address this respiratory condition.

  • 12 Oct 2023
  • 3 min read

Asthma is a medical condition that stems from inflammation in the lung airways, which leads to narrowed pathways and the presence of sticky mucous. Common triggers, such as environmental allergens, can cause this to flare up, making breathing a challenge. Whether it strikes suddenly or slowly builds over days, an asthma attack can make day-to-day life incredibly difficult. For those with severe asthma, the struggle to breathe is a constant battle. In this post, we will go over the main symptoms of asthma.


What are the Symptoms of Asthma?

People with asthma have times when their breathing becomes difficult. The common symptoms of asthma include:

  • Whistling sound or wheezing when breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Coughing
  • Breathlessness

Other symptoms of severe asthma when people experience difficulty breathing most of the time are:

  • Wheezing sound
  • Persistent coughing and tightness of the chest that becomes severe
  • Rapid breathing
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fainting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blue lips and fingers
  • confusion

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Symptoms are most indicative of asthma if:

  • Symptoms occur in response to a trigger, like an allergen or exercise.
  • Symptoms of asthma become worse at night and during the early hours of the morning.
  • Symptoms occur often and keep coming back.

These symptoms of asthma can become worse when the weather changes or if the person is suffering from a cold. Dust, green grass, pollen, smoke, animal drooping, and the strong smell of perfume and feathers are some of the common triggers for asthma.



Asthma is caused by a person being exposed to irritants in the environment that trigger allergic reactions in the lungs. Inflammation of the lungs and the production of sticky mucous clog the airways, resulting in breathing difficulties. Common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, tightening of the chest muscles, rapid breathing, and breathing difficulties that become worse at night and in the early morning. Common triggers of asthma are pollen, green grass, environmental pollutants, exercise, etc. Genetics, modern lifestyles, environmental pollutants, obesity, developmental problems, and other allergic conditions are some of the risk factors for the development of asthma. Also, ensure that you have a health insurance plan in place to safeguard yourself against any financial stress. 

Disclaimer: The above blog aims to provide general information about health and related topics. Any information provided in this blog, website or in any linked materials is not intended and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is important that you contact your Doctor before starting a new medicine or health regime.

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