Exercise-Induced Asthma

Facts and Ways Of Prevention

Exercise-Induced Asthma is a disease that can prevent people from doing the exercise that they enjoy. It causes many symptoms that effects their physical activity. Exercise-Induced Asthma is a disease that we should all be aware of because of the threats that it can have on the health of us.

Facts

1. Caused by physical activity


2. Causes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and other symptoms during or after exercise.


3. The scientific name is bronchoconstriction


4. Can be caused by cold weather


5. People tend to breathe through their mouths when they exercise, causing them to inhale colder and drier air.


6. Exercised-induced asthma is a narrowing of the airways in the lungs that is triggered by strenuous exercise.


7. A number of other conditions have similar symptoms.


8. Activities containing breaks between movement are preferably better for people with exercise induced asthma.


9. Sports that are better for exercise induced asthma include baseball, volleyball, wrestling, and gymnastics.


10. Up to 80% of kids with asthma have symptoms when they exercise.

Five Things a Person Can Do to Maintain or Improve Their Health

1. It can be prevented by using an inhaler before exercise.


2. Warming up before and cooling down after an exercise can help reduce/prevent it.


3. Take asthma medications such as short acting beta 2 agonists 10 minutes before exercise.


4. Other medications can include leukotriene modifiers, combination inhalers, inhaled corticosteroids, and ipratropium.


5. Visit your doctor regularly so that they can tell you the proper procedures to take when dealing with exercise-induced asthma
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Citations

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  • "Exercise-Induced Asthma." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Ed. Joseph. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Jan. 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.

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