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Nocturnal asthma

Nocturnal asthma: Introduction

Nocturnal asthma: Nocturnal asthma is a type of asthma that tends to only produce symptoms at night. Asthma involves constriction and inflammation of the airways which makes breathing difficult. The severity of symptoms is variable. Factors such as airconditioning, gastroesophageal reflux and sleeping in a reclining positing may increase the incidence of this form of asthma in susceptible patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nocturnal asthma is available below.

Nocturnal asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but identifying and avoiding the triggering factors will prevent symptoms developing. Symptoms may be managed by various asthma medications such as bronchodilators, antiinflammatories and asthma inhalers. Some medications act as long-term controllers (e.g. corticosteroids, long-acting beta-2 agonists, leukotriene modifiers, Cromolyn, ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Nocturnal asthma

  • Coughing during the night
  • Wheezing during the night
  • Chest tightness during the night
  • Chest pain during the night
  • Chest pressure during the night
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Nocturnal asthma

  • Avoid allergens or other factors which trigger the symptoms. Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories
  • Nocturnal asthma may be a reflection of generally poorly controlled asthma, and needs to be addressed by optimisation of asthma treatment, especially with long acting preventers such as inhaled corticosteroids
  • Nocturnal asthma may also relate to specific factors that arise as night time, resulting in nocturnal symptoms and poor sleep. These factors, and treatment aimed at them include:
  • Exposure to dust and dander in bedding - managed by regular vacuuming and low allergenic bedding
  • Delayed response to allergens during the day - managed by allergen identification and avoidance, and maximisation of preventative asthma treatment, such as use of inhaled corticosteroids
  • more treatments...»

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Nocturnal asthma: Complications

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Causes of Nocturnal asthma

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Prognosis for Nocturnal asthma

Prognosis for Nocturnal asthma: A good prognosis for asthma relies on adhering to treatment therapies which may involve medications, preventative medications and avoidance of triggering factors. Although asthma can be a serious life-threatening condition, death is relatively uncommon.

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