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Can asthma get worse or can other things trigger it?

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David Escobar
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In brief: Absolutely

Yes, one can have what are known as "exacerbations, " when the symptoms of asthma get worse.
These are often triggered by exposure to smoke (e.G, cigarettes, wood smoke, etc.), molds, environmental allergens (e.g., pollen) or simply by exercising and increasing the workload on the lungs.

In brief: Absolutely

Yes, one can have what are known as "exacerbations, " when the symptoms of asthma get worse.
These are often triggered by exposure to smoke (e.G, cigarettes, wood smoke, etc.), molds, environmental allergens (e.g., pollen) or simply by exercising and increasing the workload on the lungs.
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