Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) describes a rapid and reversible decrease of bronchial smooth muscle after physical exertion that may or not cause signs of dyspnea, chest tightness, wheezing, and cough. Eib affects 40% to 90% of people with asthma and up to 20% of those without asthma. This report discusses EIB’s diagnosis and treatment, as well as the role of the interprofessional team in coordinating patient care for patients with this condition. It also highlights the importance of collaboration and communication within the team to improve care coordination.
What Is Exercise Induced Asthma
Exercise-induced asthma is characterized as intermittent narrowing of the airways, as shown by a decrease in some degree of flow, wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and difficulty breathing that is triggered by exercise.
Will Exercise-Induced Asthma Go Away?
Exercise-induced asthma can resurface up to 12 hours after you’ve stopped exercising. And when you’re at rest, they can appear. These are symptoms that are characteristic of “late-phase” conditions. Late-phase symptoms can take up to a day.
Coughing after running or exercising is one of the signs of asthma caused by exercise. (Coughing is the only symptom for some people.)
Breathing is difficult (shortness of breath). It’s likely that blowing air out of your lungs is impossible.
The chest feels tight.
Severe exhaustion. What causes exercise-induced asthma? Exercise-induced asthma can be triggered by physical exertion and cold, dry air. If you’re tired, you usually breathe through your nose. As it travels through your nostrils, your nose warms and moisturizes the air you breathe. You breathe in through your mouth more often as you exercise, and the air coming in is still cold and dry. If you have asthma, the muscles around your airways respond to the cold, dry air by constricting (becoming narrow). As the air is cold and dry, exercise-induced asthma is getting worse.
Pollen numbers are high.
Pollution levels are high, contributing to poor air quality.
How Do I Get Rid Of Exercise Asthma?
– Use asthma medications.
Breathe through a scarf.
– Avoid exercising outside in frigid temperatures.
– Wait until any colds or sickness subside before exercising.
– Do 10-minute warm-ups and cool-downs.
Consider playing sports that require short, irregular bursts of energy.
Swimming in a warm, humid environment is often a good idea for people with exercise-induced asthma. However, asthma can be exacerbated by airborne pollutants, particularly indoor swimming ponds, so pay attention to your symptoms. In an indoor pool environment, it is also possible to reduce chloramines.
Teamwork is often needed to gain and maintain good control of exercise-induced asthma.
How Long Does Exercise-Induced Asthma Last?
During or shortly after exercise, signs and symptoms of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction are common. If untreated, these signs may persist for 60 minutes or longer.
The signs and symptoms may include: coughing Wheezing Chest tightness or pain during exercise Fatigue during exercise is less common among young children. When to see a doctor If you have signs or symptoms of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, consult your doctor. A variety of conditions can cause similar symptoms, making it critical to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis.