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Most people just believe that having asthma is the inability to simply not catch your breath, but that’s not true. It’s much more than that. Asthma can be completely debilitating.
Asthma is a fairly common condition, but many of us don’t understand the symptoms or what they mean in terms of having or controlling asthma.
My son always downplays the level of his symptoms. In a recent study 92% of asthma suffers believed their asthma was controlled, when in reality 46% did not meet expert standards for asthma control.
People like my mother don’t always seek help from their doctors and just accept having breathing problems as a sign of aging. But asthma control can be modified.
Why You Should Take the 30-second Asthma Test
I got my son to take the
On average he can have an asthma attack up to 2 – 3 times per week which stops him from exercising or playing sports that he loves.
My son took the test and it was fairly simple. It asks you questions about how your asthma affects you and the symptoms of asthma you might suffer from.
I was surprised by the results of the test. And even though the test is geared for 18+ it can help determine whether or not it’s time to seek professional help from your doctor and to help others create a conversation surrounding asthma.
Symptoms of Asthma
There are a variety of asthma symptoms. Some people suffer from one particular symptom, while others have a myriad of symptoms that affect the way asthma affects their life. Here are the most common:
- Coughing, especially at night, during exercise or when laughing.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Chest tightness.
- Shortness of breath.
- Wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound in your chest when breathing, especially when exhaling).