Know Asthma Symptoms

By: bgutter
A sizeable number of the world population suffers from asthma. Asthma is a lung related disease and can happen to any person at any age. Asthma attacks can be horrifying and worrying to the patient as well as his or her close relatives.

Reading the symptoms that lead to asthma is very important. If diagnosed early, appropriate measures can be implemented. The disease may not take huge proportions, if diagnosed.

Most people fail to read the early symptoms of asthma. Asthma starts off with minor bouts of cough and cold and with time it takes gigantic proportions.

Asthma is not a type of disease that does not give any warning signs. Like most diseases Asthma starts with minor symptoms. The symptoms vary from person to person and in most cases, the people around the patient cannot identify such preliminary symptoms.

The problem is when these symptoms are found in children. Children cannot express their symptoms as well as adults, so expert intervention is necessary when you start noticing symptoms in children that may lead to asthma.

If you are a patient, you will definitely feel a sort of chest congestion or any change in your body which shall indicate that you may have asthma symptoms. The most common symptoms that you may encounter in patients of asthma are significant changes in breathing.

If you are a patient of asthma you can observe it yourself, but such changes will not be visible to the people around you, unless it is very significant.

Another important symptom that leads to asthma is sneezing. Most people take sneezing, as a symptom of common cold, but there is a difference in the sneezing pattern of a patient with common cold and a patient with asthma.

Many warning signs of asthma resemble that of a common cold. Runny nose, headache, watery eyes, coughing, stuffy nose are symptoms of common cold too. So often, these symptoms are confused with that of a common cold.

A few other symptoms distinguish symptoms of common cold with that of asthma.

The behavior of the patient undergoes many changes due to the onset of asthma. If you have been an asthma patient, you will surely notice such changes. This change is the behavior of the patient and is therefore observable by people around you.

These behavioral changes include, changes in mood, feeling of sadness, Feeling depressed, withdrawn nature, Getting excited too soon, Restlessness, feeling grumpy etc.

Apart from these symptoms, dark circles appear under the eyes and the patient experiences a loss in stamina. Hence, the patient gets tired very quickly. If you have a common cold, definitely you will not feel these symptoms.

Therefore, if you feel symptoms such as these, then it is advisable that you consult a physician before it gets worse.
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