The most common symptoms of asthma can also be symptoms of other conditions, such as heart disease or emphysema. It is important to check with your doctor if you are having any of these problems:
- Breathlessness with exercise or activity
- Breathlessness with wheezing
- Chest tightness or soreness, especially with coughing or deep breathing
- Waking up at night with breathlessness or wheezing
Your health care professional may need to perform several tests to confirm that your breathing difficulties are the result of asthma.