Do You Have Asthma?

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Do you have asthma?

You might. According to a recent study, over 8% of Americans have the disease.1 And it's the 3rd leading cause of death in many states.2

So what is asthma? And how do you know if you have it?

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease which affects the lungs. It can prevent you from breathing normally and can restrict your airflow. And it affects people of all ages and backgrounds.

If you often have trouble breathing, then it might be asthma. Take a second and think about your symptoms, then look below.

Do I Have It?

Here are some common asthma symptoms.3 If you frequently get these symptoms, then you might have asthma.

  1. Trouble breathing
  2. Shortness of breath or wheezing
  3. Feeling weak or tired when exercising
  4. Sneezing, coughing, and other cold-like symptoms
  5. Chest pain or tightness
Do I have asthma

Everybody experiences asthma in different ways. While some people might experience all of these symptoms, others will only have a few.

If you think that you might have asthma, or you experience an asthma attack, then it's time to take next steps.

What Should I Do?

So you think you might have asthma — don't worry! Give your doctor a call and schedule an appointment.

Your doctor will probably want to listen to your breathing and go over your medical and family history.

If your doctor determines that you do have asthma, he or she may prescribe some medication to take. Your doctor may also recommend that you get a Hailie™ Sensor to track your medication use.

Whatever the outcome, make sure that you follow your doctor's advice!

Want to better manage your asthma? Learn more about the Hailie™ Sensor here.  

1. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/asthma.htm  

2. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality_tables.htm 

3. https://www.webmd.com/asthma/guide/asthma-symptoms#1 

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