What should I do about exercise induced asthma?
I am a 16-year-old male. I may have exercise-induced asthma. I am in basketball this time of year and I seem to get short of breath and tired fast. I'll be fine for a couple of minutes, and then I will lose my breath and my legs feel like they are just about to give out. It's not like I'm out of shape, because I workout 3 days a week, and I usually have practice 5 days a week. I went to a doctor about a year ago and was tested for allergies I was allergic to a number of things. I also have heard that cold, dry, air, can also trigger exercise-induced asthma. What do you think I should do about this?
@sandra Hello, it is better to contact a doctor. Your doctor might prescribe drugs to take shortly before exercise or to take daily for long-term control. If your doctor prescribes a drug that you take before exercise to minimize or prevent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, ask how much time you need between taking the drug and exercising. Your doctor might also prescribe a long-term control drug to manage underlying chronic asthma or to control symptoms when pre-exercise treatment alone isn't effective. These medications are usually taken daily. You can also use pre-exercise drugs as a quick-relief treatment for symptoms. However, you shouldn't need to use your pre-exercise inhaler more often. People with mild asthma (infrequent attacks) may use relief medication as needed. Those with persistent asthma should take control medications on a regular basis to prevent symptoms from occurring. I advise you to follow up with your doctor for proper management. Thanks!