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.

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