Asthma in adults - what to ask the doctorWhat to ask your doctor about asthma - adult
Asthma is a problem with the lung airways. A person with asthma may not feel symptoms all the time. But when an asthma attack happens, it becomes hard for air to pass through your airways. The symptoms are usually:
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
In rare cases, asthma causes chest pain.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your health care provider to help you take care of your asthma.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Asthma. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/asthma. Updated December 3, 2020. Accessed March 19, 2021.