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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...

Can you please tell me about exercise-induced asthma?

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...

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...

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

Of all the... ...Bronchodilators, Epinephrine (active ingredient in primatene) is shortest-acting, and with the most side effects. I would recommend alternative medications for all types of asthma. Read more...
There are better. Inhalers available. Primatene is merely adequate, but does work if other drugs (albuterol, inhaled steroids) are not at hand. Read more...

How do you tell the difference of being out of shape, and having exercise-induced asthma?

See below. If you are out of shape, i would think that you would start having breathing problems within minutes but true asthma takes about 15-20 montes or longer to show itself after exercise starts. Read more...

Can you tell me how to tell the difference of being out of shape, and having exercise induced asthma?

Can be challenge. Distinguishing between deconditioning and exercise asthma can be a challenge. An exercise challenge may be helpful but unless they are done under the same conditions as when symptoms occur it may be normal. Checking peak flow data pre and post exercise may be helpful. A therapeutic trial of albuterol may be an option. Read more...

I have exercise induced asthma and possible hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. When I exercise how can I tell which one of these causes a problem?

Difficult. To sort out. See a cardiologist for further evaluation and testing. Read more...
Hard to tell. If you wheeze, it is probably the asthma. Shortness of breath may be either. Cardiopulmonary testing can be done, mostly at academic centers, where they will be able to tell you what is the problem exactly. Read more...

Is there a test my doctor can do to tell if I have exercise induced asthma and/or allergies? I have been running on my treadmill just fine for the past month. I am doing a routine with alternating 90 second and 3 minute runs and walks. Yesterday, I took m

Well . Well it does sound like that you may have asthma, you will need allergy testing( simple blood test can test your allergies ) and see a pulmonologist for pfts. Read more...
Allergist can help. An allergist is a specialist in both asthma and allergies. Allergy skin testing is more sensitive than blood tests. Lung function testing now can include spirometry where flow rates and volumes are measured as well as exhaled Nitric Oxide breath analysis--this is a newer test to assess for lung inflammation directly. Lung function testing before and after treadmill running can be performed. Read more...

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...