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Can Someone Grow Out Of Exercise Induced Asthma
Possibly: Allergists typically will say that asthma or eia goes into "remission". It may become asymptomatic for a period of time, but we are always wary of a recurrence of symptoms. Many times asthma symptoms improve during the teen years and we see symptoms develop again as an adult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Tricky question: 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. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is good exercise technique for someone with severe exercise-induced asthma? I get easily winded walking up a flight of stairs.
Listen to your body: You would benefit from a thorough check up for nutritional deficiencies like vit d3, magnesium, zinc and iron which could be aggravating a problem with shortness of breath and bronchoconstriction. Practice relaxation abdominal breathing so that you can do this while walking and going up stairs. Get a good night sleep, de-stress, eat 6 small healthy meals and move for 10 minutes after each meal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How are exercise-induced asthma and generic asthma different? And what do I do if I have exercise-induced asthma?
Albuterolpreexercise: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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