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Exercise Induced Insomnia
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
Medication trial: There is a prescription nasal spray which can be used as needed which may help exercise induced rhinitis. The brand name is Atrovent Nasal Spray (it also comes as an inhaler). The generic name for this is ipratropium bromide. It is only available by prescription in the United States. ...Read more
Very little: Sometimes taking antihistamines before exercise will prevent the hives, but most people simply have to find the level of exercise that produces hives and stop before they get there. Sometimes these hives occur only if eating certain foods before exercise, and find that the hives won't break out if they don't eat that food within a few hours of exercise. Your allergist can help sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydration,blood flow: Check your level of hydration first. Easy way to get indicator is to see color of urine, as well as frequency. If clear to light colored, then you are pretty well hydrated. Also can get ultrasound check of vessels to evaluate blockages of vessels, esp. carotid artery. And, you can track your fluid intake for a week and see where you are. Most are at least slightly dehydrated. Good Luck. ...Read more
Been told I have exercise-induced compartment syndrome, had it for 5 years is there anything i can do to make it better and stop the pain in my shins?
Bicycle: Exertional compartment syndrome is caused by increased pressure during exercise in the compartments of the lower leg induced by swelling/edema of the exercising muscles. If you can reduce the volume of the compartments, you can reduce the problem. Bicycling specifically targets the lower legs and slims them down. Put in 30-40 min. 4-5 days a week on a exercise bike...It works. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: You'll get the best answer with an allergy evaluation. In true eib, there is no identifiable airway inflammation, and a thorough evaluation needs to be done to look for this. Controlling the airway inflammation early on is the best way to prevent more severe asthma from developing as he grows. Many kids who wheeze under age 3 don't develop asthma, but should be evaluated for their risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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