Author: TalkingAsthma

Exercising and asthma at school

Sometimes exercise triggers asthma symptoms. This is called exercise-induced asthma (EIA). The symptoms of EIA are coughing, wheezing, a feeling of tightness in your chest, or shortness of breath. Most times, these symptoms start soon after you stop exercising. Some people may have symptoms after they start exercising.

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Exercising with Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common respiratory disorders. It affects about 22 million Americans. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. It causes episodes of difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. These episodes vary in severity and duration. Most occur at night and early morning.

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Finding Support to Help You Manage Asthma

Getting help when you need it is important to managing asthma. Family, friends, co-workers and your healthcare team can support you in many ways. Explore these resources to help you connect with the support you need.

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The Best Foods and Worst Foods for Asthma

Since asthma involves inflammatory processes, foods that impact inflammation may trigger symptoms and influence the severity of asthma attacks in some people. Allergic reactions to various foods can also trigger asthma symptoms. Nutrients including vitamins C, D, and E, as well as selenium, fiber, and certain types of fats, can all play a role in asthma management.

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Exercise for asthma: How it helps + 5 workouts to include

For anyone who’s been diagnosed with asthma, exercising might seem risky. The condition, according to sports and exercise medicine consultant Dr Rebecca Robinson, is a chronic ‘inflammatory condition that affects the lungs’ airways and can make you feel like your chest is tightening or you’re short of breath’.

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