Asthma: Sign and Symptoms, Advice from Your Physician

Sign and Symptoms of Asthma

  • Normally occurs in the early morning
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing sound while breathing out
  • Chest tightness
  • Attack of asthma is episodic, between the attacks, the patients may feel normal
  • May mimic other respiratory and cardiovascular diseases

Severity is indicated by:

  • Extreme difficulty in breathing
  • Bluish discoloration of the lips and face
  • Rapid pulse
  • Sweating
  • Decreased level of alertness

Do and Don’ts of Asthma

  • Identify the triggering factor and avoid exposure to them
  • Avoid activities, which results in inhalation of large amounts of cold air such as skiing and running
  • Eat a nutritious diet and avoid allergics
  • Adopt healthy lifestyle changes
  • Do breathing exercise and yoga
  • Learn about the disease and the treatment
  • Take appropriate self-management as guided by the physician

Advice from Your Physician for Asthma

Depending upon the severity, the doctor can treat the condition as an emergency or as an out-patient. Medical treatment aims to reduce bronchospasm and airway inflammation.