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Can primatene work good for exercise induced asthma or in general?

Can primatene work good for exercise induced asthma or in general?

There are better: Inhalers available. Primatene is merely adequate, but does work if other drugs (albuterol, inhaled steroids) are not at hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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How to work out with exercise induced asthma?

How to work out with exercise induced asthma?

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

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Can you tell me how could i work out with exercise induced asthma?

Can you tell me how could i work out with exercise induced asthma?

Medication: Asthma medications can be used to prevent and treat exercise induced asthma. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What is good exercise technique for someone with severe exercise-induced asthma? I get easily winded walking up a flight of stairs.

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 more

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Exercise induced asthma or just out of shape/ how to tell?

Exercise induced asthma or just out of shape/ how to tell?

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

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Horrible-- I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma?

Horrible-- I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma?

?: Exercise asthma diagnosis simply means that you are reactive to exercise but is doesn't mean you have to quit exercising. Talk to you doctor about how you can treat this and exercise at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim with exercise-induced asthma?

Is it safe to swim with exercise-induced asthma?

Likely yes: Likely it is OK to swim. You may or may not have to use your inhalers before exercise. Consult with your asthma doctor who knows the severity of your asthma, and is likely the best person to offer proper advice on this. ...Read more

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Anyone taken cromolyn for exercise induced asthma?

Anyone taken cromolyn for exercise induced asthma?

Therapy...: Cromolyn sodium inhaler can be used to treat exercise-induced asthma. Follow your doctor's instructions to use this inhaler effectively, . ...Read more

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Do i need inhaler if i have exercise induced asthma?

Do i need inhaler if i have 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

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Symptoms of exercise induced asthma are like being out of shape?

Symptoms of exercise induced asthma are like being out of shape?

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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