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Risk assessment for Asthma

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1) During past six months have you ever experienced sudden severe episode or recurrent episodes of coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath?

Yes or No

2) Do you experience the chest tightness? Is it like squeezing in the chest?

Yes or No 

3) During the past one year, have you had significant coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath during a particular season or time of year?

Yes or No

4) Do you experience increased coughing, or shortness of breath when exposed to allergens from dust, mold, pollens and cigarette smoke, perfumes?

Yes or No

5) Have you had coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath at night, making it hard to sleep?  

Yes or No

6) Do you have significant coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath in the early morning?

Yes or No

7) Do you experience the significant coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath after running, moderate exercise or other physical activity?

Yes or No

8) During the past one year, have you occasionally used medications to help you breathe easily?

Yes or No

Result:

If you answer NO to the all questions it means that you may not be suffering from asthma. If you answer YES to at least one question then it means that you may have asthma. Consult your doctor for complete evaluation and treatment.

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Written by: healthplus24.com team

Date last updated:February 14, 2015