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How do you know if you are developing asthma?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cough, wheeze

Symptoms of asthma may include: --dry cough, especially at night or in response to specific "triggers" like allergens.
--chest tightness --shortness of breath at rest or after exercise --wheezing—a whistling sound—when breathing out --colds that settle in the chest or last for more than 10-14 days.

In brief: Cough, wheeze

Symptoms of asthma may include: --dry cough, especially at night or in response to specific "triggers" like allergens.
--chest tightness --shortness of breath at rest or after exercise --wheezing—a whistling sound—when breathing out --colds that settle in the chest or last for more than 10-14 days.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get evaluated

You can have a pft pulmonary function testing to see whether or not you have obstruction to your airway and to see if you improve with bronchodilators.
Go to dr or a pulmonary specialist.

In brief: Get evaluated

You can have a pft pulmonary function testing to see whether or not you have obstruction to your airway and to see if you improve with bronchodilators.
Go to dr or a pulmonary specialist.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wheeze,cough

Some of the presenting symptoms can be wheezing, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and nighttime cough.
Symptoms can often be triggered by sudden temperature changes, environmental exposures, exercise. Family history increases the risk. Coffee can decrease symptoms as caffeine is similar to asthma meds (but do not use for treatment!).

In brief: Wheeze,cough

Some of the presenting symptoms can be wheezing, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and nighttime cough.
Symptoms can often be triggered by sudden temperature changes, environmental exposures, exercise. Family history increases the risk. Coffee can decrease symptoms as caffeine is similar to asthma meds (but do not use for treatment!).
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Testing...

If you develop symptoms like wheezing, cough, shortness of breath, you may have asthma.
But there are other disorders that can also lead to these symptoms. So, if you develop these symptoms, you need to be evaluated by your doctor and tests may be needed for proper diagnosis and treatment. If you experience acute shortness of breath, go to an er as this could be life-threatening.

In brief: Testing...

If you develop symptoms like wheezing, cough, shortness of breath, you may have asthma.
But there are other disorders that can also lead to these symptoms. So, if you develop these symptoms, you need to be evaluated by your doctor and tests may be needed for proper diagnosis and treatment. If you experience acute shortness of breath, go to an er as this could be life-threatening.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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