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A 28-year-old male asked:

How u know u have asthma?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Symptoms: You wheeze and/or cough and/or have trouble breathing when exposed to stimuli to which you are sensitive. These stimuli (called "triggers") can be illnesses, smoke, environmental allergies, foods, cold air, and other things. Asthma is by definition a chronic condition, so to be diagnosed with asthma, the symptoms have to happen repeatedly. Special doctors can also do lung function tests.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
See below: Asthma is a clinical syndrome that consists of shortness of breath, wheezing and cough. The diagnosis of asthma is made by taking an appropriate history, physical exam and performing breathing tests.

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