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Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.
It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also appear for the first time in adults.
There's currently no cure for asthma, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn't have a significant impact on your life.
Some people, particularly children, may eventually grow out of asthma. But for others it's a lifelong condition 
Symptoms 
Most children and adults with asthma find they have times when their breathing becomes more difficult.
Some people with more severe asthma may have breathing problems most of the time.
Main symptoms
  • wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
  • breathlessness
  • a tight chest – which may feel like a band is tightening around it 
  • coughing
  • happen often and keep coming back
  • are worse at night and early in the morning
  • seem to occur in response to an asthma trigger – for example, exercise or exposure to an allergen (such as pollen or animal fur)
Asthma attacks
  • wheezing, coughing and chest tightness becoming severe and constant
  • being too breathless to eat, speak or sleep
  • breathing faster
  • a rapid heartbeat
  • drowsiness, confusion, exhaustion or dizziness
  • blue lips or fingers
  • fainting

The most common symptoms of asthma are:
These symptoms can have a number of causes, but they're more likely to be asthma if they:
See your GP if you think you or your child may have asthma, or if you have asthma and you're finding it hard to control your symptoms.
Asthma symptoms can sometimes get worse for a short time – known as an asthma attack. This can happen suddenly, or gradually over a few days.
Signs of a severe asthma attack include:
If you've been diagnosed with asthma, your reliever inhaler (usually blue) may not help and your peak flow reading may be much lower than normal.