I am 32 and never did I imagine that I’ll be dealing with asthma this late. A few weeks ago I suffered from heavy cough and difficulty in breathing which prompted me to visit my doctor. She checked my lungs and guess what she has heard? Wheezing.
Wheezing is a whistling sound made when breathing. This is usually a sign that this is something wrong with the lungs.
Wheezing is commonly head in the lungs of people with:
- RSV (children)
- Other respiratory illnesses
A lot of older adults suffer from asthma. Some people develop it early in life, some in their later years and lucky are the ones who don’t for reasons nobody knows. The problem is, asthma in older adults may present more special concerns:
- It may be an effect of aging making it harder to diagnose and treat.
- Older people tend to have more side effects to medications
It is also important to always communicate with your trusted pediatrician as some non-asthma and asthma medicines taken together by the asthmatic person may produce very harmful side effects. My doctor advised me to take Solmux Broncho and medicine for cough and asthma, 3x a day.
I was coughing for 2 weeks and was using a nebulizer and Asmalin to at least help me breathe properly. Aside from my on and off cough, I was afraid that it might develop into something more serious, like Pulmonya (Pneumonia).
Right now my cough is already gone but I am still trying to avoid cramped spaces and heavy traffic places.