Yes, you may think that you do have asthma, especially if you are experiencing shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing food. Indeed, it is possible that you do have asthma, but it is also possible that you do have problems with your voice to be positioned in the lower throat, and thus, blocking your airway.So asthma or not, it probably would be a good idea to work on your voice and re-channel it to the upper facial muscles which, in turn, will begin to work in full conjunction and coordination with your abdominal muscles, thus to have your voice lifted off of the vocal box and off of the vocal cords.
So, in this instance, your air will have a clear path and your asthma symptoms may disappear in an instant. Also, your voice will sound much clearer and your pronunciation and annunciation will become very distinct.
Needless to say, applying natural herbs and remedies onto your throat will clear out your vocal anatomy from all kinds of impurities, such as mucus, phlegm, gastric acid, etc. If you do happen to have asthma and some symptoms are still prevailing, it will be that much easier to get rid of them to apply special herbal remedies specifically aimed to strengthen the upper and lower respiratory system.
Along with that, the Vocal Science™ method advocates special breathing exercises using the lower abdomen muscles to assure the height of the lifted sound; and the upper diaphragm muscles to assure the width and body of the sound.
The breath from your mouth (supported by the abdominal muscles) will serve as a shield between the sound produced on top of that breath and such physical body parts like the chest or the throat.
The air flying underneath of the sound will propel the sound forward, creating the needed fuel for the sound to fly to its aimed destination.
All of that will assure your voice soaring with no limitations; where, indeed, the sky is the limit.
To conclude: Utilizing the proper vocal technique will provide you (by far) with more than one benefit.
TheVocal Science ™ Method advocates the holistic approach to voice mechanics and a person as a whole.