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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is nocturnal asthma?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Nighttime symptoms: If you think you have persistent asthma but don't have symptoms at night you probably don't have asthma. Except in its mildest forms asthma is almost always worse at night. Your body's own supply of corticosteroids & bronchodilators, both produced in the adrenal glands, reaches its daily low point at night resulting in increased inflammation in the breathing tubes. It's 2 am & you're coughing.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Night...: Nocturnal refers to night time. So, nocturnal asthma is present when an asthmatic awakens from sleep with asthma sxs like shortness of breath, cough, etc. There are medications that can be given to try to prevent this from happening. Keep track of how often this happens, what time the awakenings occur, exact sxs present, etc so your doctor can prescribe an effective regimen for you.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of nocturnal asthma?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Nighttime symptoms: Wheezing and shortness of breath during the night.
Last updated Mar 25, 2018
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