Usually symptoms of exercise-induced asthma during or following exercise include chest tightness or pain, cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, underperformance or poor performance on the field, fatigue and prolonged recovery time. Dr Rajesh Gupta, Additional director, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, noida shares some steps to manage this problem.
sports selection can be helpful in guiding an athlete toward the performance of sports in environments that are less likely to cause bronchospasm. A sport with less prolonged aerobic demands (e.g. sprinting, weight lifting, baseball, football) is better tolerated by affected athletes. The patient needs to be provided immediate administration of rapid onset, short-acting e2 -agonist via a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) using a Spacer device.
Altering breathing techniques from predominant mouth breathing to nasal breathing can result in less bronchospasm during the performance of an activity because the inhaled air is both warmed and humidified. If you are mouth breathing; breath through a scarf, handkerchief or mask. The first step of treatment of an acute attack of Exercise Induced Asthma includes immediately removing the patient from competition or play. The patient needs to be provided immediate administration of rapid onset, short-acting e2 -agonist via a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) using a Spacer device.