How to Get Asthma
Signs and Symptoms
Cough: can occur at night, during exercise, can be chronic, dry, with phlegm, mild, or severe
Respiratory: difficulty breathing, wheezing, breathing through the mouth, fast breathing, frequent respiratory infections, rapid breathing, or shortness of breath at night
Also common: acute episodes, chest tightness, anxiety, early awakening, fast heart rate, or throat irritation
Facts About Asthma
- Asthma is a chronic disease that affects airways in lungs. During asthma attacks, patients can experience wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or tightness and pain in the chest.
- Asthmatic attacks can be triggered by allergens, exercise, smoke, pollution, or airway infections.
- Smoking is known to trigger asthmatic attacks. Make handmade cards to encourage your loved ones to quit smoking.
- As of 2012, more than 18 million adults and 6 million children suffered from asthma.
- In the last decade, the number of people with asthma increased by 15%.