In patients with asthma, the trouble isn't with getting air into the lungs; it's with getting air out, and it feels like a vice is squeezing the bronchus. Once the bend in the hose is straightened, then the water is released easily. Likewise, during an asthma attack, once the obstruction is cleared-most often, through medication-air is released and you can breathe smoothly.
- Q How common is it for an asthma attack to be the first sign of asthma?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my asthma symptoms?
- Q How can asthma symptoms vary?
- Q What are the symptoms of asthma?
- Q What are signs that my asthma is out of control?
- Q How can I tell if I'm having an asthma attack?