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Can exercising too much or too hard cause an asthma attack?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Some asthma sufferers can have attacks brought on by exercise.
You should always have your rescue inhaler with you.

In brief: Yes
Some asthma sufferers can have attacks brought on by exercise.
You should always have your rescue inhaler with you.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Dr. Martin Raff
Even professional athletes have had problems with exercise-induced asthma.
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Exercise is a common trigger of asthma.
The symptoms normally begin around 20 minutes into exercise. Have you had any recent pulmonary function tests? And, do you use albuterol prior to exercise? If not, try 2 puffs 15 minutes prior to exercise, and see what happens.

In brief: Yes
Exercise is a common trigger of asthma.
The symptoms normally begin around 20 minutes into exercise. Have you had any recent pulmonary function tests? And, do you use albuterol prior to exercise? If not, try 2 puffs 15 minutes prior to exercise, and see what happens.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Universal trigger
For virtually everyone with asthma exercise is a trigger. Many olympic athletes who have asthma at no other time wheeze with athletic exertion.
The common mechanism appears to be airway cooling & drying that occurs as you pump large amounts of air through your mouth, rather than your nose, & into your airways. Exercise in cold, dry air is a particularly potent trigger.

In brief: Universal trigger
For virtually everyone with asthma exercise is a trigger. Many olympic athletes who have asthma at no other time wheeze with athletic exertion.
The common mechanism appears to be airway cooling & drying that occurs as you pump large amounts of air through your mouth, rather than your nose, & into your airways. Exercise in cold, dry air is a particularly potent trigger.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends...
If you are prone to exercise-induced asthma, then the answer is yes but this can be prevented with treatment.
If present, see your doctor as you may need to use a bronchodilator inhaler pre-exercise and perhaps when you stop exercising.

In brief: Depends...
If you are prone to exercise-induced asthma, then the answer is yes but this can be prevented with treatment.
If present, see your doctor as you may need to use a bronchodilator inhaler pre-exercise and perhaps when you stop exercising.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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