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Is it okay for people with asthma to exercise?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Check with your doc first before starting any new exercise program.
You may need to use an inhaler pre- and/or post-exercise, especially if you have exercise-induced asthma. Your asthma regimen should be optimized before embarking on any new exercise regimen. All in all, however, exercise is good for asthmatics and your doctor will help you optimize your regimen so exercise is possible.

In brief: Yes

Check with your doc first before starting any new exercise program.
You may need to use an inhaler pre- and/or post-exercise, especially if you have exercise-induced asthma. Your asthma regimen should be optimized before embarking on any new exercise regimen. All in all, however, exercise is good for asthmatics and your doctor will help you optimize your regimen so exercise is possible.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Helena Bentley
For people with persistent asthma, they should be on a controller or preventive medicine, along with albuterol as needed.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Exercising is seldom bad for the lungs - it can optimize oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange across the lungs, which can help people with asthma in the long run.
However, some people have exercise induced asthma and would need to pre-treat thenselves with albuterol prior to exercise to prevent exacerbations of such.

In brief: Yes

Exercising is seldom bad for the lungs - it can optimize oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange across the lungs, which can help people with asthma in the long run.
However, some people have exercise induced asthma and would need to pre-treat thenselves with albuterol prior to exercise to prevent exacerbations of such.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, with proper...

...Care, people who exercise often see an improvement in their asthma symptoms in the long run.

In brief: Yes, with proper...

...Care, people who exercise often see an improvement in their asthma symptoms in the long run.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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