What is exercise induced asthma?

If you have coughing or wheezing after exercise, you may have exercise induced asthma.
If you have coughing or wheezing after exercise, you may have exercise induced asthma.

If you are coughing after exercise, you might be experiencing symptoms of exercise induced asthma or exercise induced bronchospasm. If you are more susceptible to coughing during or after exercise during the colder months, you may want to investigate cold air asthma. Here are exercise induced asthma symptoms that you may notice during or immediately after exercising:

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain or tight chest
  • Lower performance and more fatigue during exercise

In children, you may notice that the child avoids exercises that he or she used to enjoy.

How is exercise induced asthma diagnosed?

At Allergy & Asthma consultants, we begin by testing your normal breathing. This test measures:

  • How much air you breathe in?
  • How much air you exhale?
  • How quickly you exhale?

We also perform exercise induced asthma tests that observe and assess symptoms during an exercise challenge. You will run on a treadmill or use other stationary exercise equipment that increases your breathing rate. This exercise needs to be intense enough to trigger the symptoms you’ve experienced. You might be asked to perform a real-life exercise challenge, such as climbing stairs. Spirometry tests before and after the challenge can provide evidence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. We offer additional testing to fully diagnose and treat your asthma symptoms.

Talk to one of our specialist about:

  • Exercise induced asthma symptoms
  • Finding the best exercise for asthma sufferers
  • Identifying the right type of exercise for asthma patients
  • Selecting an exercise induced asthma inhaler

Is exercise good for asthma? Do you want to learn how to treat exercise induced asthma? With proper management and treatment, exercise is good for asthma patients. Exercise increases lung function, improves your overall health and helps you manage your weight.

If you have an exercise induced cough, don’t wait to get checked! Schedule an appointment. Call (404) 480-6584 or schedule your exercise asthma test online.