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Exercise Induced-Asthma

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs. When you have asthma, three things occur: 

    • Inflammation.
    • Production of mucus
    • Muscles contract

What are the signs and symptoms of Asthma?

    • Chest tightness
    • Breathlessness/Shortness of breath
    • Wheezing
    • Persistent coughing

Exercise and Asthma

  • If you cough, wheeze or feel out of breath during or after exercise, it may be more than exertion causing your symptoms. You might have exercise-induced asthma. As with asthma triggered by other things, exercise-induced asthma symptoms occur when your airways tighten and produce extra mucus.
  • If you have exercise-induced asthma — also called exercise-induced bronchospasm (BRONG-ko-spaz-um) — physical exertion may be the only thing that triggers your symptoms. Or, exercise may be just one of several things that trigger your asthma.
  • Having exercise-induced asthma doesn't mean you shouldn't exercise. Proper treatment and precautions can keep you active.

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