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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
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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.
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