It is important to recognize your asthma symptoms to help you and your physician best treat your asthma. For many, asthma causes shortness of breath, a sense of restricted breathing or intermittant difficulty with breathing. Wheezing can also occur. Sometimes it is difficult to separate wheezing from sounds coming from the throat and upper airway during breathing. Some patients only experience cough from asthma. Some triggers of these symptoms include exposure to allergens, cold air, exercise and upper respiratory illnesses.
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