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Asthma severity varies from person to person. Most people who have asthma develop their first symptoms while still young. About half show symptoms before age 10 and an additional third before age 40. But anyone can develop asthma at any time.
The severity of these symptoms may range from a mild shortness of breath with some coughing and wheezing to severe shortness of breath with chest tightness, difficulty speaking and gasping for air. After an asthma attack, the cough, mucus production and inflammation can continue for days or weeks.
For most people who have asthma, an attack is triggered by one or more factors. What causes an asthma attack in one person, however, may not bother another person who has asthma. These are common asthma triggers:
Asthma can normally be controlled with the proper medication or treatment plan. However, if you feel you cannot breathe, or your life is in danger, call 911 or go to a hospital immediately.
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