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...
Exercise-induced asthma, known as EIA for short, is a common condition. In fact, the American Lung Association says that about 7 out of every 100 people (or 7%) in the US have exercise-induced asthma. That's about 20 million people. And EIA is especially common in people who have nasal allergies-up to 40% of them will experience asthma symptoms with exercise. You don't even have to have allergies yourself... If a family member has nasal allergies, you may be more likely to develop EIA.
What Is EIA?
Basically, exercise-induced asthma is exactly what it sounds like: having the symptoms of asthma, such as chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing, in response to exercising or being active. It can come in different degrees and may or may not interfere with you being active or working out.
Complicating the EIA can be other asthma triggers, such as a sensitivity to cold dry air, warm humid air, air pollution/exhaust fumes or pollen/mold spores in the air. Most people with EIA s...
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