Read our asthma FAQs and discover asthma facts that answer your pressing questions about asthma.

What causes asthma symptoms at night?

Neither sleep nor dreaming is responsible for nocturnal (nighttime) worsening of asthma. However, there might be several other reasons for this phenomenon.

Why do I get asthma when I exercise?

In many asthmatics, particularly children, breathlessness and wheezing is brought on by exercise. It maight be the result of cold air and faster breathing.

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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