How to Tell If You Have Asthma
January 22, 2018
This is, by far, the question our physicians are most often faced with. Every person’s case of asthma is unique, so symptoms aren’t always one-size-fits all.
We can, however, give you an idea of the most common signs that a patient is struggling with asthma, and not just a severe allergy.
Every person’s case of asthma is unique, so symptoms aren’t always one-size-fits all. We can, however, give you an idea of the most common asthma symptoms.
Wheezing is, by far, the most common symptom we see.
It’s so common, in fact, that we created a guide to exactly what’s happening when you wheeze.
Find it here on our blog. Other common symptoms include shortness of breath, chest tightness, and constant coughing (especially at night).
Eliminate Other Possible Causes
When you come into a consultation wondering if you have asthma, we’ll give you an extensive interview so that we can make sure that your chronic coughing or wheezing isn’t being caused by one or more other common triggers.
For example, a cough may be a result of sleep apnea, gastric reflux, or COPD.
Similarly, wheezing and shortness of breath can easily be caused by an allergic reaction to dust, mold, or pet dander.
That’s why it’s really important that you go to a board-certified ENT specialist that can take a look at your entire medical history, assess the possible triggers that surround you, and give you a solution that will provide lifelong healing.
At BreatheAmerica, we believe that your cure is found not by treating just the symptomatic area of your airway, but by finding a solution that promotes total airway health. When you take this holistic approach, the results are long-lasting.