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What happens when asthma is untreated?

Keren Chansky Suberri, Ph.D., ABPP
Untreated asthma can lead to:
  • sleep disturbances 
  • low stamina
  • avoidance of physical activities
  • chest pain
  • difficulty breathing 
  • permanent damage to the lungs

In rare cases, untreated asthma can even lead to sudden death.