Exercise Induced Asthma

Exercise-induced asthma is a condition of respiratory difficulty (bronchoconstriction) that is related to histamine release, is triggered by aerobic exercise, and lasts several minutes.

Treatment of the athlete who is experiencing an acute attack of exercise-induced asthma is the same as in any asthma attack situation and includes immediately removing the patient from competition or play.

The optimal treatment for exercise-induced asthma is to prevent symptomatic onset. After controlling the patient's underlying and contributing factors (eg, respiratory infection, allergy, allergic asthma), a combination of drugs can be used to prevent this condition

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