Exacerbations in lung conditions implies a worsening of respiratory symptoms that is beyond normal day-to-day variations.
Frequent exacerbations have been demonstrated to have a negative impact on quality of life in patients with respiratory conditions. Furthermore, acute exacerbations are the most frequent cause of medical visits, hospital admissions, prolonged hospitalization and increased mortality rates among patients with chronic lung conditions. Some of these respiratory conditions include:
What causes Exacerbations of previous lung conditions?
Some of these factors may be the recognised risk factors for relapse: