According to WHO, around 235 million people suffer from asthma and it is estimated that in the next 10 years asthma related deaths will increase. The major reason for asthma deaths is the failure to diagnose the disease from its symptoms. Though a complete cure for asthma is not available, the disease can be controlled and managed with proper treatment and patient education.
The test given below will help you find out whether you have asthma. An assessment of your condition is done based on your response. The symptoms you experience is compared with that of actual asthma symptoms to diagnose whether or not you suffer from asthma.
Facts about Asthma
- Asthma is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways and it is the most common chronic disease among children
- Common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. These symptoms may occur several times a day and they cause sleeplessness, fatigue and reduced activity levels in patients.
- Asthma cannot be cured, however, early diagnosis and treatment and avoiding asthma triggers can help in controlling the condition.