Asthma attacks are sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by tightening of muscles around your airways.
During asthma attacks, the lining of airways become inflamed or swollen and thick mucus than normal is produced.
If you are suffering from asthma attack symptoms from longer time, you will easily recognize the early signs of asthma attacks.
But, many people suffer from asthma attacks in a different way. Every one has their own set of symptoms for asthma attack so there is no definite way to predict asthma attacks.
You can easily predict the next one if you have more number of asthma attacks. The more number of asthma attacks, the small change in breathing or the way your throat and chest feel will alert you what is happening so that you can take necessary precautions to overcome asthma attack symptoms.
Some people may not experience symptoms of asthma for longer periods and suddenly their symptoms become worse due to exposure to triggers of asthma.
Until you have an experience of asthma attacks, you cannot realize them. Here is a list of early asthma attack symptoms that you many asthmatics regularly report prior to an attack.
Early asthma attack symptoms:
- Itchy throat
- Difficulty in breathing
- Sudden headache
- Tightness in the chest
- Fast heart beat
You may not experience all the warnings signs or even one of them. So keep an asthma journal and note down about your asthma attacks before and after and how you feel during the attack. Also note down what are the signs and symptoms which are common in all asthma attacks.
In this way you can able to list out all the warning signs of asthma attack which you can hand it over to your family members or friends so that they can recognize the coming asthma attacks as well.
Recognizing early signs of asthma attacks:
Early warning signs of asthma attacks include:
- Feeling very weak or tired during exercising
- If you have frequent or continuous cough especially at night
- If you are moody or upset
- If you have shortness of breath or losing your breath
- If you have changes or decrease in lung function
- If you have trouble sleeping
- Experiencing wheezing or cough after exercise
The warnings signs of asthma attacks occur only moments before the actual attack takes hold and therefore there is very little you can do to prevent it. You have to treat it as quickly as possible. Some people may experience warning signs hours before or even days before an attack, but they do not realize that the symptoms are warning signs.
Some people experience headaches, runny nose, wheezing, blocked sinuses and tight chest which are caused due to allergens. After few hours, the airways become affected resulting in asthma attacks.
It is these kind of asthma attack symptoms and early warning signs of asthma attacks you have to look out for and become familiar so that you can really control signs of asthma attacks