Asthma seems to run thru my family but i was never diagnosed with it. For the last couple of months i have had trouble catching a breath. my chest feels tight & i work in a call center so i talk a lot; i have to pause a take a deep breath during a conversation.somtimes while talking my throat will make this funny noise while trying to catch a breath. i really don't know how to really explain that issue. i have allergies & sinus problems. could this be asthma related?
Yes, this chest tightness could be a sign of asthma but the funny noise while talking that you describe is suggestive of a problem with your voice box or vocal cords. It could also be due to postnasal drip, which could be due to your "allergies & sinus problems". The best way to sort this out would be for you to have an examination of your chest for signs of the typical wheeze that accompanies asthma and to then have spirometry, a simple breathing test including a flow-volume loop while inhaling and exhaling.
If that does not supply an answer and you continue to find it difficult to take a deep breath, you should have a direct examination of your upper airways with a fiberoptic laryngoscope, which is an exam that can always be performed by an ENT specialist and sometimes by an internal medicine specialist or primary care provider (PCP).
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