What is exercise-induced asthma?

In today's times there is a pressure to have the perfect body and look your best. Exercising is a great way to keep in shape and feel good. There are some people that might be scared to get out and stay fit because of their asthma.

Exercise is a very common trigger to people who have asthma. Normally, there are a lot of cases where exercise is the only trigger to a person's asthma. When you breathe normal, you are breathing through your nose. This way the air is being purified and warmed before reaching the lungs. But while a person exercises they tend to breathe through the mouth. This makes the air that reaches the lungs to be colder and harsh on the lungs. This causes inflammation and tightening of the airways.

Some symptoms of exercise-induced asthma are coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, chest pains, prolonged shortness of breath, and extreme fatigue. These symptoms usually will begin 5 to 20 minutes after exercising. They will usually peak within 5 to 10 minutes after you finish exercising. They will diminish usually within an hour.

There is no cure for asthma, but with continued medication and information from your doctor you can live a healthy lifestyle. If you are having trouble getting your asthma or allergies under control, give us a call at 423.468.3267.