With asthma, airways of the lungs, called bronchial tubes, are inflamed. The surrounding muscles constrict and mucus is produced, which both cause airways to narrow.
Untreated asthma flare-ups can lead to hospitalization and can even be fatal. You should not treat this condition by yourself. A doctor’s supervision is required.
According to the mayo clinic, asthma symptoms vary from person to person. You may have infrequent asthma attacks, have symptoms only at certain times — such as when exercising — or have symptoms all the time.
Asthma signs and symptoms are:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness or pain
- Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
- A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling (wheezing is a common sign of asthma in children)
- Coughing that is worsened by a respiratory virus, such as a cold or the flu
- Wheezing attacks that are worsened by a…