Suffering from the asthma? If yes, you may be wondering if the condition can harm your lungs in the long run? The characteristic symptoms of asthma include wheezing, chest tightness, cough and shortness of breath. Not many people are aware that asthma can develop differently in different people and how they respond to a particular treatment may also vary. It has been observed that in some people that asthma can have a long lasting impact on their lungs and how they function. People who were diagnosed with asthma in childhood may develop lung problems over time. However, experts suggest that long term impact on lung function may be more likely in some people as compared to others. You will be shocked to know that wheezing early in life that persists beyond the age of 3 was found to be linked with diminished lung function or reduced air flow as an adult. On the other hand, people who developed asthma during their adolescence may experience loss of lung function over time. When you know developed the condition has a lot to say in the growth of your lungs. To know more about the effects of asthma on lungs watch this video with Dr. Salik Raza.