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Symptoms of asthma

 

 

                                                                                                   

     Tightness in the chest, Shortness of breath.                                                Cough and wheezing    

               

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

                          Disturbed sleep.                                                           Breathlessness while exercising.

 

 Main symptoms of asthma are:

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Cough, with a noisy character.

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Wheezing. ( noisy respiration with whistling sounds)

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Tightness in the chest.

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Shortness of breath.

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Disturbed sleep.

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Breathlessness while exercising.

Symptoms

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Symptoms vary from mild to pronounced, depending on the acuteness and severity of the attack.

 

Mild

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Bouts of noisy cough, diffuse wheezing, slight breathlessness, chest tightness.

 

Moderate

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Marked wheezing; breathlessness at rest; increased rate of breathing; chest tightness; nostril flaring; dry cough; upright, forward leaning posture; prolonged expiration (process of breathing out air).

 

Severe

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Decreased wheezing; severe breathlessness (dyspnea); chest retractions; nasal flaring; shallow, rapid respirations; anxiety; fatigue; inability to speak more than a few words before stopping for breath; upright posture; cyanosis (blueness of lips and tongue).

        

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