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Signs That Your Asthma Could be Worsening

Don’t ignore the warning signs that your condition is getting worse.

According to the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the following signs could mean a visit to your doctor is in order:

  • Your symptoms become more severe or occur more frequently. Or they affect you more at night and interfere with sleep.
  • Symptoms are causing you to restrict usual activities or miss school or work.
  • Your peak flow number has decreased from your personal best, or your results fluctuate significantly from day to day.
  • Asthma medications appear to become ineffective.
  • You’re using a quick-relief inhaler more frequently.
  • You’ve visited the emergency room or doctor due to an asthma attack.
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