Health Tip: Dealing With Exercise-Induced Asthma
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise-induced asthma may be characterized by difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue, wheezing and tightness in the chest after working out.
Here are suggestions for people with exercise-induced asthma, courtesy of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology:
- Try swimming, especially in a heated indoor pool. The warm, humid environment may help minimize symptoms for people with exercise-induced asthma.
- Try walking, biking or hiking at a leisurely pace.
- Try sports that offer frequent periods of rest, such as baseball, short -distance track, surfing, wrestling and football.
- Avoid cold-weather sports, or warm the air before you inhale it with a surgical mask or scarf over your mouth.
- Avoid sports that require long periods of strenuous exercise, such as soccer, basketball, field hockey and running.
Date Published: 5/29/2008 12:00:00 AM