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Can Someone Grow Out Of Exercise Induced Asthma
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Many people "outgrow" their childhood asthma. This is really not the case but it can remain dormant lifelong. Exercise induced asthma may be caused by outdoor pollution or allergens (pollen, etc), cold air (skiing) or swimming (chlorine). Minimizing your "trigger (s)' may allow you to "outgrow" you type of asthma.
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Possibly...: If your shortness of breath is only with exercise, it may be due to exercise-induced asthma. However, there are many other causes of shortness of breath occurring either with exercise or even at rest. Since shortness of breath can be life-threatening, it is imperative that you have this evaluated by your doctor asap. If your shortness of breath is worsening, go to the er. ...Read more
Cough and wheeze: Eib (exercise-induced bronchospasm) can occur with asthma or without asthma symptoms without exercise. Typically, children may cough, not necessarily wheeze, during aerobic exercise and/or a few minutes after such exercise or just running around the house. If symptoms occur during exercise, it is more likely to be asthma. If only afterwards, "pure" eib. Easy fatigue with exercise may occur too. ...Read more
Sometimes...: Sometimes, the shortness of breath with exercise can be similar with deconditioning as well as asthma. However, with pulmonary function testing, your doctor can often distinguish the two. If not, see a pulmonologist since there is more advanced testing available that can definitely tell the difference. ...Read more
Is there a risk taking atrovent (ipratropium) in prevention of exercise induced asthma if the asthma attack doesn't occur?
Let explain to you: Like it sounds, exercise-induced asthma is asthma that is triggered by vigorous or prolonged exercise or physical exertion. Most people with chronic asthma experience symptoms of asthma during exercise. However, there are many people without chronic asthma who develop symptoms only during exercise. ...Read more
Modify as needed: Use albuterol or Levalbuterol inhaler or singulair (montelukast) before exercise. If your asthma gets worse with low humidity, temperature extremes, or outdoor allergens, limit exposure to these. Breathe in through your nose instead of your mouth. You can try any exercise, but if aerobic activities cause symptoms too much, weightlifting and swimming are excellent alternatives. Most important, know your limits. ...Read more
Yes: Some people only have bronchoconstriction during exercise. It is thought that a primary factor is dry air entering the lungs, particularly through the mouth, causing bronchoconstriciton. Symptoms are excess shortness of breath or cough with exercise. Provocative testing may be necessary for diagnosis. There are several successful ways to treat. ...Read more
Asthma with exercise: Nearly all people with asthma would developed asthma with long and strenuous exertion. This is called exercise -induced asthma and can often be prevented by using a bronchodilator before hand. Many elite athletes may also have similar symptoms after prolonged and strenuous exertion but have no breathing problem otherwise. In the latter it is called exercise-induced bronchospasm. ...Read more
Yes: The signs of exercise induced asthma are wheezing with exercise, excessive shortness of breath with exercise, and cough during or after exercise. Exercise induced asthma is more common in people with baseline asthma, a family history of asthma, and respiratory allergies to environmental triggers. Effective treatments are available. ...Read more
See below: No. You can certainly exercise in a gym or at home with equipment. However, the exercise inside may trigger your symptoms as well. ...Read more
Most likely: If you have only bronchospasm with strenuous exertion, it may just be exercise-induced bronchospasm and not yet considered asthma. If you have asthma and experiences asthma 10 or more minutes after starting exercise, this is not unexpected. EIB does not require a controller drug, but asthma often does. ...Read more
Symptoms: If you feel like you are more short of breath than normal for amount of exercise, feel like you can't catch your breath or getting air in or out with exercise, wheezing and chest tightness with exercise, you may have exercise induced asthma or bronchospasm. Recommend you see your doctor for this. There are tests that can be done to determine if you have it. ...Read more
How are exercise-induced asthma and generic asthma different? And what do I do if I have exercise-induced asthma?
Exercise induced asthma is asthma that is triggered predominantly by exercise. Some patients with asthma have multiple triggers of their asthma and the triggers may include exercise.
Taking albuterol 2 puffs 15 minutes prior to exercise helps to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more
Exercise-induced vs. Standard asthma? What are the differences between exercise-induced and non-exercise-induced asthma?
Usually: If the child only has asthma with exercise, then an albuterol inhaler used prior to exertion will improve exercise performance. However do make sure that the child is truly free of asthma when resting since this is the age when accelerating lung growth begins. See an allergist if there is any question. ...Read more
Pulmonary functions: Either being out of shape or asthma can make you feel short of breath when you exercise. An allergist or pulmonologist can have you do a lung function test before and after exercise to see if you are having exercise-induced bronchospasm. Your doctor can give you an asthma inhaler, and you can take it before or after exercise. If it helps, you probably have some asthma. ...Read more