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Can you prevent exercise-induced asthma?

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Taking inhaled medications and warming up before you exercise and cooling down afterward can help. If you have allergies, limit exercise on high-pollen days, when temperatures are extremely low, and when air pollution levels are high. It's best to restrict your exercise when you're sick, too.

Having good control of your asthma in general will also help prevent exercise-induced symptoms.

From: Exercise-Induced Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergic Conditions: Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)." American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Exercise-Induced Brochoconstriction (EIB) American Lung Association: "Search LungUSA." Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.



 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergic Conditions: Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)." American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Exercise-Induced Brochoconstriction (EIB) American Lung Association: "Search LungUSA." Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.



 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

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