exercise-induced asthma

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exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB),

bronchospasm precipitated by physical exertion.

exercise-induced asthma

a form of asthma that produces symptoms after strenuous exercise. The condition usually occurs in persons who already have asthma, hay fever, or related hypersensitivity reactions. The effect may be acute but is reversible.

exercise-induced asthma

A condition in which intense physical exertion results in acute airway narrowing in individuals with airway hyperreactivity.
Clinical findings
Cough, wheezing, dyspnoea, cough, chest tightness, hyperinflation, airflow limitation and hypoxia.
EIA is closely linked to thermal provocation, which occurs when large volumes of cold air are “conditioned” (heated and humidified), a scenario most common in winter. The limit of airflow is most intense with running, less so with jogging and least with walking; the obstruction is greatest with cold, dry air, and least with warm, humid air.

exercise-induced asthma

A condition in which intense physical exertion results in acute airway narrowing in persons with airway hyperreactivity Clinical Cough, wheezing, dyspnea, cough, chest tightness, hyperinflation, airflow limitation, hypoxia Treatment Cromolyn and β2-agonist


paroxysmal dyspnoea characterized by wheezing and difficulty in expiration because of constriction of the airways due to spasm of the bronchial muscle (bronchospasm). Caused by the response of the immune system to a variety of stimuli. Inhaled or oral corticosteroids damp down the acute immune reaction, while inhaled β2-receptor agonists relieve the bronchial spasm. exercise-induced asthma: a number of triggers are now known to produce bronchospasm and reduce performance in sport and exercise. These include intense exercise (especially combined with low fitness), respiratory tract infection, cold environmental temperature, allergens (such as pollen in hay fever), air pollution (especially cigarette smoke), certain drugs (including β-blockers) and simply exercise per se . Different sporting activities vary in likelihood of causing bronchospasm, e.g. it is least likely in the warm humid air of a swimming pool. See also pulmonary function tests, salbutamol.

exercise-induced asthma,

n a breathing disorder characterized by fits of heavy or irregular breathing, wheezing, coughing, and gasping brought on by physical exertion.
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Treatment of exercise-induced asthma, respiratory and allergic disorders in sports and the relationship to doping: Part II of the report from the Joint Task Force of European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) in cooperation with GA2LEN.
For mild exercise-induced asthma, you can take two or three puffs of a bronchodilator like albuterol or pirbuterol about 15 to 20 minutes prior to exercise.
Walking, golf and weight training are less likely to result in exercise-induced asthma because they are less disruptive to the airways.
Some people have difficulty breathing in sports because they have exercise-induced asthma.
We evaluated a 52-year-old woman who had a history of chronic fatigue syndrome, exercise-induced asthma, and depression.
Exercise-induced asthma (ETA) affects approximately 15% of the general population.
medical examiner said died as a result of exercise-induced asthma, more attention has been focused on asthma and how physical activity affects it.
Once diagnosed, this type of exercise-induced asthma is relatively easy to treat with inhalers and shouldn't prevent the affected person taking part in whatever activity he or she enjoys.
It seems particularly useful in exercise-induced asthma in children.
Novembre, Frongia, Veneruso, and Vierucci (1994) studied the inhibition of exercise-induced asthma with nedocromil sodium; sodium cromoglycate (SCG), or cromolyn; and a placebo in children.

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