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Risk factors of asthma

Can you please explain the risks of asthma attacks and can they cause a person to get into a state of coma , and if so, what are the probabilities of waking up?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Feb 2010
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hi zulyreyna1,
Thanks for visiting HCM.
Asthma can be exacerbated in the following conditions:
1) Patient not adherent to medication or else not taking proper medication so that their asthma is not controlled.
2) Viral infections especially during winters.
3) Change in ambient temperature of the environment.
4) Exercise in individuals with uncontrolled asthma.
5)cases of brittle asthma where there is sudden attack and patient may die suddenly.

Severe asthma attacks may land up the patient in coma needing mechanical ventilation. Prognosis or chance of recovery remains good.

Best wishes
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Asthma and coma interesting man. But if you get an asthma attack then will you not wake up as there shall be so much of discomfort and breathlessness. Only if not treated then as well, I think that one shall go to unconscious state.

Answered: Wed, 17 Feb 2010
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