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When are asthma symptoms at their worst?

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You’re most likely to have your asthma symptoms during sleep. That’s called nocturnal asthma. Wheezing, cough, and trouble breathing are common yet potentially dangerous symptoms. Many doctors often underestimate nighttime asthma. Studies show that most asthma-related deaths happen at night.

SOURCES:  

Smolley, L. New York, Dell, 1998.  Breathe Right Now,

Bruce, D. New York, Ballantine, 2007.  The Sinus Cure,

American Lung Association: “Systemic Bronchodilator Medications.” 

 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American: “Asthma Medications.”  

Cleveland Clinic: “Asthma: An Overview.” 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: “Rapid Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Nocturnal Asthma.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

SOURCES:  

Smolley, L. New York, Dell, 1998.  Breathe Right Now,

Bruce, D. New York, Ballantine, 2007.  The Sinus Cure,

American Lung Association: “Systemic Bronchodilator Medications.” 

 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American: “Asthma Medications.”  

Cleveland Clinic: “Asthma: An Overview.” 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: “Rapid Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Nocturnal Asthma.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

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