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Can exercise help manage eosinophilic asthma?

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As part of your eosinophilic asthma treatment plan, your doctor may prescribe a steroid inhaler. A steroid can lessen swelling and mucus so your airways stay open. You have to take it every day to manage your condition.

SOURCES:

David G. Hill, MD, pulmonologist, Waterbury Pulmonary Associates, Waterbury, CT; national board member, American Lung Association

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Eosinophilia.”

Journal of Asthma and Allergy : “Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Asthma: A U.S. Perspective.”

National Jewish Health: “FAQs on Inhaled Steroids for Asthma.”

Journal of Clinical Medicine : “Severe Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Current Opinions in Pulmonary Medicine : “Asthma in Smokers: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Electronic Medicines Compendium: “Fasenra 30 mg solution for injection in prefilled syringe.”

Nutrients : “Diet and Asthma: Is It Time to Adapt Our Message?”

CDC: “Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.”

American Lung Association: “Being Active With Asthma.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Stress and Asthma.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Asthma and Sleep.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Eosinophilic Asthma Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps Appear Highly Responsive to Reslizumab.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 24, 2020

SOURCES:

David G. Hill, MD, pulmonologist, Waterbury Pulmonary Associates, Waterbury, CT; national board member, American Lung Association

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Eosinophilia.”

Journal of Asthma and Allergy : “Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Asthma: A U.S. Perspective.”

National Jewish Health: “FAQs on Inhaled Steroids for Asthma.”

Journal of Clinical Medicine : “Severe Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Current Opinions in Pulmonary Medicine : “Asthma in Smokers: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Electronic Medicines Compendium: “Fasenra 30 mg solution for injection in prefilled syringe.”

Nutrients : “Diet and Asthma: Is It Time to Adapt Our Message?”

CDC: “Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.”

American Lung Association: “Being Active With Asthma.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Stress and Asthma.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Asthma and Sleep.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Eosinophilic Asthma Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps Appear Highly Responsive to Reslizumab.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 24, 2020

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