When you are diagnosed with something like asthma you will find that the doctor will ask you a series of questions that will give him an idea of the adult asthma symptoms you have. This way he will be able to tell if you have an onset of asthma and how he can treat the problems that you have. This is something that you can do yourself; you will find that there are a lot of sites online that offer you a huge list of adult asthma symptoms.The first thing that you need to know is that not all sites have the same information. Some sites are written by trained professionals and others are written by people who do research into the field for the sake of that article. You will have to know where to find the good information, but this does not mean that all of the non professional information is not good. You will be able to match up a lot of the information that you find on all of the sites, and you will find that it is more helpful if you put some of the information together to make a whole.This means that you will know more about the subject you are learning about, in this case, adult asthma symptoms. You will find that the symptoms for asthma for adults are not that much different from the symptoms for younger kids, or the symptom for people with allergy induced asthma.The first thing that you will have to look out for is shortness of breath. This is the most common symptom of asthma in all people, young and old, woman or female. This is, however, not how it all start, or it does not have to be. You will find that some people will have a shortness of breath, but they will still not have asthma.Some people start with a woozy chest. This means that you will be able to breathe normally but you will hear an irritating wheezing or woofing sound when you breathe in and out. This is the mucous on your chest, and is associated with asthma, or maybe even some aerosols. What you need to know however, is that asthma has very similar symptoms to bronchitis and emphysema. So you will need to contact your doctor for a proper check up.All of the above mention illnesses make your body release what is called histamine. It is this histamine that creates the swelling in your throat and chest, and most of the time in your airways. The one way that you can find out if you have mere bronchial illness or asthma is for you to sit in a humidifies room for a while. If it clears up you have bronchitis and can be treated easily.If your chest does not clear up then you have to go see a doctor about how you can control and live with asthma. Again, you or she will ask you a series of question about the adult asthma symptoms.