In most of asthma sufferers, the signs and symptoms of asthma are starts to develop in their childhood. The symptoms may absence for a while and may be recurred at 20s to 30s of their ages. In other patients the signs may develop at any ages. According to the National Hearth Lung and Blood Institute website, in the United States more than 25 million people are affected to this respiratory related illness which is 7 million among them are children.
Asthma symptoms may vary in types and severity from person to person. As stated in the lung association website, the symptoms and signs of asthma are also dynamic which are depending on the condition and it can change over the time. It’s really important for a patient to immediately meet a doctor once they have asthma-like signs to get a proper diagnosis and medical assistance.
Common signs and symptoms of asthma
The respiratory related illness symptoms is resulted when the airways through to the lung is being inflamed and swollen causes in narrowing the airways. Besides those problems, often the excessive mucus production along the airways make the signs become worse.
In normal condition, those airways are the main gate for the air when you inhale or exhale the air. In people with asthma, the airways become narrow and create asthma attack symptoms. The common symptoms of asthma are including:
1. Chest tightness or sometime accompanied with chest pain.
2. Shortness of breath. This condition is caused by the narrowing of the airways inside the lungs and make the patient feel like can’t catch the breath or feel out of breath.
3. Coughing that become worse in the morning or at the night creating sleep problem. Besides coughing, the most common symptom of asthma is wheezing when the patients breathing.
When you experience one or more of those signs or symptoms above, you are strongly recommended to meet a doctor immediately. The doctor will diagnose the patient’s condition and if it related to asthma attack, they will prescribe you a medication to manage the symptoms.
Untreated condition may lead to fatal and health problems including acidosis, carbon dioxide retention, and hypoxia. Those all health problems may lead to a severe asthma attack, a life-threatening condition. As stated at webmd.com, the main reason of a severe asthma attack is still unclear, but there are risk factor that can make someone has great change to get these signs and symptoms of asthma.