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Exercise-induced asthma

Exercise-induced asthma: Introduction

Exercise-induced asthma: Exercise-induced asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that is triggered by exercise. The severity of symptoms is variable. Exercise involving long periods of activity or is done in a cold environment is more likely to trigger asthmatic symptoms. Exercise can also exacerbate existing asthma symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Exercise-induced asthma is available below.

Exercise-induced asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but identifying and avoiding the triggering factors will prevent symptoms developing. Symptoms may be managed by various asthma medications such as bronchodilators, antiinflammatories and asthma inhalers. The most commonly used type of medication for exercise-induced asthma is short-acting beta 2-agonists. Long-acting beta 2-agonists may ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Exercise-induced asthma

Treatments for Exercise-induced asthma

  • Avoid or minimize exercises that induce the asthma symptoms. Medications such as bronchodilators and corticosteroids
  • May be indicative of under treatment of asthma in some people and can be reduced by improving control
  • May be the only symptom of asthma in some people and treatment includes:
    • Short acting beta agonists immediately prior to exercise
    • Cromoglycate and nedocromil
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Exercise-induced asthma

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Exercise-induced asthma: Complications

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Causes of Exercise-induced asthma

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Less Common Symptoms of Exercise-induced asthma

Exercise-induced asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Exercise-induced asthma

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic more »

Exercise-induced asthma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Exercise-induced asthma

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Exercise-induced asthma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Exercise-induced asthma

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Exercise-induced asthma: Animations

Prognosis for Exercise-induced asthma

Prognosis for Exercise-induced asthma: The prognosis varies depending on how well triggering factors can be avoided and whether asthma management plans are adhered to (e.g. preventative medications). Prognosis is also affected by the underlying severity of the individual patient's symptoms.

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