Exercise-induced asthma, or EIA for short, is a type of asthma where symptoms are triggered by activity or exercise.
If you experience coughing, wheezing, or chest tightness when you exercise, you might have EIA. Or, if you feel extremely tired or winded when you exert yourself, EIA could be the culprit. So, if you're having those symptoms, be sure to check with your doctor to find out if exercise-induced asthma is the cause. Don't try to diagnose yourself... other conditions might mimic asthma. Only your doctor can tell for sure.
According to the American Lung Association, about 7 out of every 100 people (or 7%) in the US have exercise-induced asthma. That's about 20 million people, so clearly, it's a fairly common condition. I have it myself, though exercise is not my only asthma trigger, just one of the many.
EIA is especially common in people who have nasal allergies—up to 40% of them will experience asthma symptoms with exercise. Even if you just have...
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