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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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Definition Drug-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by using a chemical substance, drug, or medication. See also: High blood pressure Alternative Names Hypertension - medication related Causes, incidence, and risk factors Blood pressure is determined by the: Amount of blood the heart pumps Condition of the heart valves Pumping power of the heart Size and condition of the arteries There are several types of high blood pressure. Essential hypertension has no cause that can be found. Secondary hypertension occurs because of another disorder. Drug-induced hypertension is a form of secondary hypertension caused by a response to medication. Drugs that can cause hypertension include: Alcohol, amphetamines, ecstasy (MDMA and derivatives), and cocaine Corticosteroids Cyclosporine Erythropoietin Estrogens (including birth control pills) and other hormones Many over-the-counter medications such as cough/cold and asthma medications -- particularly when the cough/cold medicine is taken with certain ant...
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