5 doctors weighed in:

How do I run better if I have asthma?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Practice!

If you develop asthma symptoms with exercise, you may need to use a bronchodilator pre-exercise and have it available when you stop exercising as well.
See your doctor if you have symptoms with exercise so you can be treated. Exercise is good for asthmatics and there is treatment available to allow you to exercise!

In brief: Practice!

If you develop asthma symptoms with exercise, you may need to use a bronchodilator pre-exercise and have it available when you stop exercising as well.
See your doctor if you have symptoms with exercise so you can be treated. Exercise is good for asthmatics and there is treatment available to allow you to exercise!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Thank
Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: EIB vs Asthma

First, it is important to distinguish between eib (exercise induced brochospasm) and asthma.
You can have both, but if you have asthma, merely trying to take a bronchodilator like albuterol before exercise will not be sufficient. If you have asthma, you must get the underlying inflammation under control by taking a daily controller medication such as singulair (montelukast) or flovent. See your doctor.

In brief: EIB vs Asthma

First, it is important to distinguish between eib (exercise induced brochospasm) and asthma.
You can have both, but if you have asthma, merely trying to take a bronchodilator like albuterol before exercise will not be sufficient. If you have asthma, you must get the underlying inflammation under control by taking a daily controller medication such as singulair (montelukast) or flovent. See your doctor.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors