The main symptoms of asthma are:
- A whistling sound when breathing (wheezing)
- A tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
If the symptoms become more acute, this may signal you are having an asthma attack, however.
The symptoms won’t necessarily occur suddenly, however. In fact, they often come on slowly over a few hours or days, explains the NHS.
How to treat asthma
There’s currently no cure for asthma, but treatment can help control the symptoms so you’re able to live a normal, active life.