If you or someone you know:
- Coughs a lot while exercising or following exercise;
- Has shortness of breath;
- Wheezes while breathing;
- Has a tight feeling in the chest
then consult a physician because any one of these symptoms can be a sign of asthma.
Asthma symptoms are caused by the constriction (tightening of the muscles) and the inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the airways. Constriction and inflammation of the airways and increased mucosa make it difficult and sometimes impossible to breathe.