Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your lungs, consequently, your inside walls of the airways are inflamed and swollen. Asthma resulted in repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing.
Asthma is reversible, but not curable. In addition, it often accompanied by sinus or allergy symptoms. It often occurs seasonal, and depends on triggers These are some asthma triggers:
- Strong emotions (laughing or crying)
- Hot or cold air
- Odors (perfume, cleansers, air freshener, etc)
- Exposure to animals (cats, dogs, horses, etc)
- Dust mites, cockroaches
- Pollens, weeds, grasses
Common signs and symptoms of asthma consists of:
- Cough: this symptoms often is worse at night or early in the morning, making it hard to sleep.
- Shortness of breath at rest or with exercise: Some asthma patients say they can’t catch their breath or they feel out of breath. Sometimes, you may feel like you can’t get air out of your lungs.
- Wheezing: Wheezing is a whistling or squeaky sound occurring when you breathe.
- Chest tightness: This may feel like something is squeezing or sitting on your chest.
- Trouble exhaling
Symptoms, signs asthma may occur during the day or at night which. Those symptoms will annoy your daily routine, and become troublesome for your sleep.