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Asthma symptoms
Asthma

Symptoms could include:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Read more on whom it affects and how to treat it.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breathe. It's heard most clearly when you exhale, but in severe cases it can be heard when you inhale. It's caused by narrowed airways or inflammation.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Labored breathing is a medical emergency. Breathing is an automatic process, regulated in the brainstem. Working to breathe is usually a sign of
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Many people experience feel short of breath during strenuous activity if they are not accustomed to exercise. If you have a sudden onset of difficulty breathing doing a normal routine, it may be a medical emergency.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • When the airways are blocked or narrowed by inflammation, secretions, a foreign object, mass, swelling or spasm, the breath sounds become noisy. If the high pitched breath sounds are a sign of difficulty breathing then immediate medial attention is required..
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn more about anxiety with this overview of anxiety disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fidgeting is usually used to describe someone who is seen as not being able to sit still. Fidgety people move in their seats constantly, move their hands and feet and appear to be in perpetual motion.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Fidgeting is making small movements with your body, usually your hands and feet. It's associated with not paying attention.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blue lips may represent a type of cyanosis caused by a lower level of circulating oxygen in the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Discover 26 causes of blue lips including asthma, carbon monoxide poisoning, and cyanosis. View photos and learn about treatments.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Source:HLCMS
  • Moist skin is an indication that the body is sweating (perspiring). Perspiration is the release of liquid from the sweat glands of the body, a normal body function to help the body stay cool.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Painful respirations may be an indicator of a serious underlying medical problem requiring prompt medical intervention. For any unexplained chest pain or if there is difficulty breathing immediate medial attention is generally required.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Your intercostal muscles attach to your ribs. When you breathe in air, they normally contract and move your ribs up. At the same time, your diaphragm, which is a thin muscle that separates your chest and abdomen, drops lower and your lungs fill wi...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blue fingernails may represent a type of cyanosis caused by a lower level of lack of circulating oxygen in the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Many conditions can cause your skin to become bluish in tint. For example, bruises and varicose veins can appear blue in color. Poor circulation or inadequate oxygen levels in your blood stream can also cause your skin to turn bluish. This skin di...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring, and stiffness. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
    Source:HLCMS
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