What is Asthma and what are the symptoms?


Asthma is a common condition causing a person’s airways to become inflamed. This inflammation impacts the bronchial tubes that allow air in and out of the lungs. Asthma episodes, sometimes referred to as a flare-up or asthma attack, can happen anytime the inflammation in the airways is triggered. These triggers can be different for many but are often related to physical activity or allergens like pet dander, pollen, mold, or dust mites. Non-allergic triggers may include physical activity, smoke, pollution, cold air or changes in the weather. 

The most common symptoms include: 

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic coughing
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing

Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma. However, there are controller medications that can help control symptoms including daily medications or inhalers. 

If you have one or more of these symptoms, please visit your primary care physician. Call Bond Clinic at (863) 293-1191.