8 Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects a patient’s lungs, primarily by the way in which the lung lacks the capacity, due to inflammation, to open its bronchial tubes, thus causing a patient to experience trouble when breathing or catching one’s breath. Quite simply, it is a condition that blocks the airways and makes breathing difficult, it is a long-term disease and it has no cure. Asthma can be aggravated by many things, including, the weather, dust, and seasonal blooms among other things. The symptoms of asthma vary from patient to patient as does the severity.

1. Chronic cough

One of the signs of a patient who suffers from asthma (and may not yet be diagnosed) is a chronic cough. Having a chronic cough is a sign that something foreign has entered your body and is now irritating you. Coughing is a sign that your body is trying to expel the thing that is causing the irritation. Children often experience a bad cough during the night and the chronic cough in all patients can be triggered by many things such as dust, stress, and exercise.