Asthma is common in childhood, but you can develop it at any point in your life. It’s not uncommon for people over the age of 50 to be diagnosed with this lung disorder. Childhood asthma and adult-onset asthma have the same symptoms, and both have similar treatments.How severe is my asthma?
The complications of asthma can be severe, and may include: Death. Decreased ability to exercise and take part in other activities. Lack of sleep due to nighttime symptoms. Permanent changes in the function of the lungs. Persistent cough. Trouble breathing that requires breathing assistance (ventilator)What are symptoms of severe asthma attack?
Asthma attack signs and symptoms include: Severe shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, and coughing or wheezing Low peak expiratory flow (PEF) readings, if you use a peak flow meter Symptoms that fail to respond to use of a quick-acting (rescue) inhaler