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Can you develop sports asthma?
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Sports related asthma or better known as intermittent asthma is caused by overproduction inflammatory cells elicited by sports or intense activity.
You may need medication and lung function testing if this is so.

In brief: Yes
Sports related asthma or better known as intermittent asthma is caused by overproduction inflammatory cells elicited by sports or intense activity.
You may need medication and lung function testing if this is so.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Another name is exercise-induced asthma, and you can treat it usually by premedicating yourself with an albuterol or similar product prior to exercise, or if that is not enough, there are also maintenance medications available.

In brief: Yes
Another name is exercise-induced asthma, and you can treat it usually by premedicating yourself with an albuterol or similar product prior to exercise, or if that is not enough, there are also maintenance medications available.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: Trigger vs cause
Sports activities actually don't cause asthma but may trigger asthmatic symptoms in individuals with underlying "exercise-induced-asthma" this means your body has a specific asthma type that is worsened by physical activities.
Other types may be triggered by smoke, chemical inhalation, cold/flu, pollen-allergies, molds etc..Singulair (montelukast) daily or albuterol use before activities can help. Good luck.

In brief: Trigger vs cause
Sports activities actually don't cause asthma but may trigger asthmatic symptoms in individuals with underlying "exercise-induced-asthma" this means your body has a specific asthma type that is worsened by physical activities.
Other types may be triggered by smoke, chemical inhalation, cold/flu, pollen-allergies, molds etc..Singulair (montelukast) daily or albuterol use before activities can help. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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