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How do you know if you have asthma?

GEHA | August 20, 2018

Asthma symptoms Asthma and allergies
Read about the most common asthma symptoms.

Not everyone exhibits the same asthma symptoms. One individual may even have different symptoms from one attack to the next.

The most common symptoms are:

  • Coughing, especially at night
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Tightness, pain or pressure in the chest
  • Feeling very tired or weak during exercise
  • Trouble sleeping

If you think you may have asthma, speak with your primary care provider. Your care provider will review your personal and family medical history, your symptoms, and perform a physical examination, including a breathing test, to make a diagnosis. Your provider may also order additional tests including allergy and blood tests. 

“Asthma Symptoms.” ACAAI Public Website, 20 Mar. 2017.
“Learn How to Control Asthma.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Jan. 2017.