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Dictionary Definition:

noun, from the verb exacerbate:

to make more violent, bitter, or severe

~ Merriam-Webster

Elizabeth's take on this term...

When there is a flare-up of new or existing symptoms, typically severe enough to recognize that something intense is going on in the body that is causing increased pain, discomfort, and/or dysfunction. They indicate the presence of increased inflammation in the body.

Exacerbations are also known as attacks, flares, relapses, or flare-ups of symptoms.

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