Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, resulting in recurring symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. While asthma cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed to control symptoms and prevent exacerbations.


Symptoms of Asthma

  • Shortness of breath: Individuals with asthma may experience a feeling of breathlessness or find it difficult to catch their breath. This symptom can occur during physical activity or even at rest.
  • Wheezing: Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound that occurs when air flows through narrowed airways. It is a characteristic symptom of asthma and is often heard during exhalation.
  • Coughing: Persistent coughing is a common symptom of asthma. The cough may be worse at night or early in the morning.
  • Chest tightness: People with asthma may feel a sensation of tightness or pressure in the chest. This symptom can range from mild discomfort to severe constriction.
  • Fatigue: Asthma can cause fatigue or a feeling of low energy due to the increased effort required to breathe.
  • Increased mucus production: Asthma can lead to the production of excess mucus, which can further narrow the airways and contribute to coughing and wheezing.