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Monday, August 2, 2010

Unusual Asthma Symptoms

Unusual Asthma Symptoms

While most people consider "wheezing" the key sign of asthma, there are also other, more unusual asthma symptoms. For instance, a dry, hacking cough that persists may actually be a symptom of asthma. Chest tightness and difficulty breathing in the early morning hours can also be asthma symptoms. Likewise, constant sighing may be associated with asthma.

Unusual asthma symptoms may include:

• rapid breathing

• sighing

• fatigue; inability to exercise properly

• difficulty sleeping

• anxiety; difficulty concentrating

• chronic cough without wheezing (cough-variant asthma)

To complicate matters, asthma symptoms are not consistent and often vary from time to time in an individual. As an example, you might experience asthma primarily at night -- known as nocturnal asthma -- rather than during the day. Furthermore, episodes of asthma can be triggered by many different factors such as allergens, dust, smoke, cold air, exercise, infections, medications, and acid reflux. Finally, other health conditions such as heart failure, bronchitis, and dysfunction of the vocal cords can cause symptoms that mimic those of asthma, yet these conditions are not asthma. For these reasons, accurately diagnosing asthma and effective asthma treatment can be a challenge for you and your asthma doctor.


  1. intersting. I've been coughing since Fall. doc says it is allergies. took new med, Xyzal for 3 wks, was better, then stopped. now back on it. takes awhile to take hold. was tested yrs.ago & know I have allergies. couldn't take the shots, had bad reactions. sisters have asthma.

  2. Suz..yeah asthma can be very serious also very often hard to diagnose..better stay on it..

  3. Fiiei My husband suffers from asthma at age 2 years..
    Good day my frend!

  4. Hello my friend Elena..Sorry to hear that your husband has asthma.How are you these days ?..Thank you so much for visiting me here regularly. I have been so busy the last few weeks I have not spent as much time as I would like Blogging and leaving my friends notes.
    Take care always,