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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How accurate is the diagnosis of exercise induced asthma among Vancouver schoolchildren?
Some children who exercise experience exercise induced asthma (EIA) and develop asthma symptoms after activity such as running, swimming, or biking.
Typically, people with exercise induced asthma will only have symptoms while undertaking a particular exercise - but not necessarily every time.
Another contributing factor to this happening recently could be the fact that the weather has turned much colder and if you're doing your running outdoors, then this will certainly have an impact - exercise induced asthma is far more prevalent during extremes of temperature - so very cold, dry air or at the height of summer when it's very warm and allergen levels are higher.
10) After completing the exercise protocol, spirometry was performed at 5, 10, 15, and 20 minutes, and a positive response was a drop in FEV1 > 12% from baseline for the diagnosis of exercise induced asthma to be made.
Misdiagnoses include mitral valve prolapse, exercise induced asthma, depression, panic attack, innocent murmur, and hypochondria.
One form of asthma, called Exercise Induced Asthma (EJA), comes on only when you exercise-a major cramp in style for someone who loves to run.
This might be a safe, partial solution for runners troubled with exercise induced asthma.
Rundell is co-editor of Exercise Induced Asthma In Elite Athletes.
Long-term intense endurance training and environmental factors, such as allergens, chlorine derivatives, pollutants or cold air can increase the risk of developing exercise induced asthma.
The two-year, $200,000 grant is investigating the role of hydration and dehydration on exercise induced bronchospasms (EIB), commonly known as exercise induced asthma.
In preparation for the hard work and commitment that goes along with playing high school and college athletics, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) encourages all athletes, coaches, trainers and parents to recognize the signs of exercise induced asthma.