Exercise Induced Asthma

Exercise Induced Asthma

It is a type of asthma that is induced by heavy exercise resulting in the inflammation of airway and breathing difficulties. This condition can preferably called as exercise-induced broncho-constriction. In this type of asthma exercise is regarded as a trigger of asthmatic attack.


Symptoms of exercise induced asthma are among the following: Asthma Symptoms Treatment

  • Frequent coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Problem in breathing
  • Decrease in athletic performance
  • Chest tightness
  • Easy fatigability

The exact cause of this type of asthma is not known. However, many biological processes are thought to be involved. Some people’s experience increased in the mucus production after strenuous exercise which will impede in the breathing process.


complications of this type of asthma are as follows:

  • Decrease in the intensity of exercise which would otherwise be beneficial.
  • People having unmanaged asthma could experience life threatening problems.

Diagnosis of this type of condition depends upon detailed medical history and complete general physical examination. Other test and techniques involved in the diagnosis are as follows:

  • Most commonly spirometry test is done to evaluate the function of the lungs.
  • Exercise challenge test
  • Inhalation test
  • Conditions like asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, GERD can mimic the condition so it’s important to rule them out.

Treatment of exercise induced asthma are as follows:

  • Some medications are prescribed to be taken before exercise including short acting beta agonist and ipratropium.
  • Some medications are prescribed to be taken for long term management of asthma including inhaled corticosteroids, leukotrienes modifier, combination inhalers having long acting beta agonist and corticosteroids.
Home Remedies
  • Regularly take your asthma medication to avoid having any complication
  • Always to warm up of varying intensity before starting actual exercise.
  • Avoid having exposure to allergy triggers
  • Avoid going to the areas having high air pollution.
  • Always wear a mask when outside
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