exercise-induced bronchospasm

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exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB),

bronchospasm precipitated by physical exertion.
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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.
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exercise-induced bronchospasm

Sports medicine A post-exertional event defined as a ↓ of 15% of peak expiratory flow; EIB affects up 35% of athletes and 90% of asthmatics; others at risk for EIB are blacks and those living in urban poverty areas. See Free running test.
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ex·er·cise-in·duced as·thma (EIA)

, exercise-induced bronchospasm (eks'ĕr-sīz-in-dūst' az'mă, brong'kō-spazm)
Bronchial spasm, edema, and mucus secretion brought about by exercise, particularly in cool, dry environment. Recovery usually occurs spontaneously within 90 minutes. A 10-15% reduction in preexercise values for FEV1/FVC confirms diagnosis.
See also: asthma
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It is difficult to determine whether participation in TCC exercise was influenced by being overweight, by the reluctance to exercise, or by fear of exercise-induced bronchospasm. Many studies have revealed the impact of obesity on asthma patients and recommended a weight control program for obese asthmatics [38-40].
Olympic Committee experience with exercise-induced bronchospasm, 1984.
It is indicated for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in adults and children four years of age and older who have reversible airway disease, and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in patients four years of age and older.
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Exercise-induced asthma, also called exercise-induced bronchospasm (constriction or narrowing of the smooth muscle wrapped around the bronchi and bronchioles), occurs minutes after the onset of vigorous activity, and a corresponding decrease occurs in lung function.
(However, it is important to remember that the majority of patients with asthma or exercise-induced bronchospasm should get pre-treatment with proper drugs to allow them to participate in any activity they choose.)
Olympic Committee's exercise-induced bronchospasm project.
Exercise-induced bronchospasm causes dyspnea and chest tightness during or after exercise (6).
The product is also indicated for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in patients of 12 years of age and older.
The 1 999 ATS "Guidelines for Methacholine and Exercise Challenge Testing" suggests testing for exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) using a ventilatory target of 40 -60% of the subject's MVV.
Exercise-induced chest pain is concerning, but the most common cause is exercise-induced bronchospasm. Ask the child or adolescent to describe the painful episodes.

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