Asthma can strike at any time in your life. You may notice symptoms of asthma in your child at a young age, in puberty, or as an adult. It is important to know the early symptoms of asthma. The sooner the condition is diagnosed, the easier treatment and management will be. Asthma can also be made worse during allergy season, and this is often when it first shows itself.
There are several early symptoms of asthma that you may not be aware of. Some symptoms can seem like regular allergy problems or a bad cold. The best time thing to do if you have any of these symptoms persistently, is to see a doctor for proper diagnosis.
The early symptoms of asthma include:
- A chronic cough, especially at night.
- Shortness of breath or losing your breath easily while walking or on stairs.
- Feeling very weak or tired during exercise
- Wheezing or coughing after exercise or exertion
- Feeling fatigued and irritable
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should see a doctor right away. Our doctors will measure your lung function with a peak flow meter, analyze your symptoms and medical history, and determine the proper diagnosis. Our experts can also help you manage your symptoms effectively during allergy season. Contact us today for an appointment.