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Exercise-induced asthma

Exercise-induced asthma

Exercise-induced asthma is triggered by prolonged or vigorous exercise or physical exertion. Many people without chronic asthma develop symptoms only during exercise. If you experience any asthma symptoms when exercising, it does not mean that you cannot or shouldn't exercise. With appropriate treatment and precautions, you can still be active. The cause for Exercise-induced asthma isn't clear.

There are several factors that may trigger or probably worsen Exercise-induced asthma; these include:

• Cold or dry air
• Air pollution
• High pollen counts
• Respiratory infections such as cold
• Chemicals such as chlorine in swimming pools

The symptoms of Exercise-induced asthma include:

• Shortness of breath
• Wheezing and coughing
• Tiredness during exercise
• Chest pain or tightness
• Meagre athletic performance

This may begin a few minutes after you start exercising and then continues to get worse for another 10 minutes or after you have finished working out. Hence, it's possible for you to have symptoms before and after exercising.

Seek immediate medical help if your symptoms are getting worse!

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