An asthma flare up any time of the day can be scary. But experiencing an attack at night leaves you far more vulnerable. Yet those who suffer with this condition often have this scary experience 2 to 3 times a week. And given that studies have shown that 30% of asthma fatalities occur at night, this is a condition that needs to be effectively managed. Here are 5 answers that will help.
What are the causes? No one really knows exactly what causes it, but there are a number of factors that those with the condition have in common. People who are overweight are more prone to the condition. Genetics also play a part in determining who will and will not have it.
There is also a natural decrease in some hormones at night which often allows more mucous production, and bronchial spasms. Add to this the natural drop and body temperature and these factors create conditions that are ripe for an attack.
Is there a cure? The medical community says there is no known cure, but that a combination of medication and lifestyle changes can make it a manageable condition.