Health & Medical Allergies & Asthma

What Are the Symptoms of an Asthma Attack?

Asthma is a very unpredictable and dangerous condition to have.
It takes skill to determine all of the symptoms that you might come across as some are very minute that even people who have had this condition for some time are caught by surprise.
Lacking the knowledge to determine your asthma symptoms can be dangerous as it things can go from bad to worse in just a short span of time.
As mentioned above, the symptoms can be so minute and some can even be so misleading that you sometimes tend to miss those critical moments where action should have been taken in order to prevent a slight flare-up from escalating into a full blown attack.
Just to give you an idea of these types of symptoms, here are a few: Anxiety: The feeling of anxiety is one of the most clouded symptoms as this feeling can be caused by various other reasons and asthma seems to fall at the very bottom of the list.
But how is anxiety related to asthma? The rationality behind this is very simple; remember what happens when your normal temperature rises even just a few degrees higher? You immediately feel the effect right? The same thing happens when there is a slight shortage of oxygen in your system caused by a flare-up, your whole system starts to panic, giving you the feeling of anxiousness, because you know something is wrong yet you can't seem to point your finger on the exact reason.
Itchy, irritated throat: Some people tend to miss this classic asthma symptom because it can easily be mistaken as a sign for another ailment, namely; cough.
But you have to consider that having itchy or irritated throat can also be an indicator of allergen contact and that your condition is building up for an attack.
Just to be on the safe side ask your doctor first if it would be okay for you to take your medication if you feel this symptom as you wouldn't want to have any issues regarding overdose or side effects.
Low grade fever: Lack of proper oxygenation can cause low grade fever that appears almost out of nowhere and for no particular reason.
Before you pick up that cold, fever, or flu medication it would be wise to assess your situation further as it might be a symptom of asthma.
Other symptoms for asthma attack include; loss of appetite, increased need to urinate, runny nose, fatigue and a lot more.
Determining and taking care of the problem before it can get any worse is an essential part of your control and relief plan.
It would be in your advantage to research and know more about these symptoms as your experience may vary from others.

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