Asthma in Teens and Adults (cont.)
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Symptoms of asthma can be mild or severe. You may have no symptoms, severe symptoms every day, or something in between. How often you have symptoms can also change. Symptoms of asthma may include:
An asthma attack occurs when your symptoms suddenly increase. Factors that can lead to an asthma attack or make it worse include:
Many people have symptoms that become worse at night (nocturnal asthma), such as a cough and shortness of breath.
In general, waking at night because of shortness of breath or a cough is a sign of poorly controlled asthma.
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