What Are the Symptoms and Triggers of Bronchial Asthma?

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Symptoms and Triggers of Bronchial Asthma

With bronchial asthma, you may have one or more of the following signs and symptoms:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness of chest
  • Wheezing
  • Excessive coughing or a cough that keeps you awake at night
Bronchial asthma triggers may include:
  • Smoking and secondhand smoke
  • Infections such as colds, flu, or pneumonia
  • Allergens such as food, pollen, mold, dust mites, and pet dander
  • Exercise
  • Air pollution and toxins
  • Weather, especially extreme changes in temperature
  • Drugs (such as aspirin, NSAIDs, and beta-blockers)
  • Food additives (such as MSG)
  • Emotional stress and anxiety
  • Singing, laughing, or crying
  • Perfumes and fragrances
  • Acid reflux
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