The main components of asthma include airway inflammation and airway constriction. Both components may affect the airways of your lungs, making it more difficult for you to breathe.
You may still need to pay attention to how your asthma makes you feel, even when you don't have many symptoms. The more severe the inflammation and constriction become, and the longer they go untreated, the worse your asthma symptoms may be and the harder they may be to control. You may need to monitor your asthma symptoms every day, because the disease is always with you. Work with your healthcare provider to understand your symptoms and how they can be managed.