How do you get rid of exercise-induced asthma?
- Do about 15 minutes of warmup that varies in intensity before you begin regular exercise.
- Breathe through your nose to warm and humidify air before it enters your lungs.
- Wear a face mask or scarf when exercising, especially in cold, dry weather.
- If you have allergies, avoid triggers.
Can you suddenly develop exercise-induced asthma?
Anyone can get exercise-induced asthma, including children and adults. People with asthma and allergies are more likely to have the condition. Sports-induced asthma is more common among elite athletes, including Olympic athletes and professional football, soccer and hockey players.
Do I have exercise-induced asthma or am I just out of shape?
A key difference between the two conditions is that exercise-induced asthma often causes coughing, whereas simply being out of shape is unlikely to do so. The effects of EIB also tend to peak after exercise, while people who are out of shape typically notice that their symptoms rapidly improve after stopping exercise.