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 What are the symptoms of an asthma attack?
- Q How common is it for an asthma attack to be the first sign of asthma?
- Q What are the early warning signs of asthma attacks?
- Q How should I track my asthma symptoms?
- Q How are asthma symptoms related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my asthma symptoms?