Exercise-induced asthma

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Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Belastungsinduziertes Asthma
Author:Lacroix, V.J.
Published in:The physician and sportsmedicine
Published:27 (1999), 12 , S. 75, 76, 78-80, 83-86, 89, 91, 92, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0091-3847, 2326-3660
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Identification number:PU199912404624

Author's abstract

Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is a common condition that can impede physical activity, particularly for children, adolescents, and young adults. A detailed patient history can help the physician identify subtle EIA clues such as fatigue or poorer performance than training would predict. A careful physical exam can help rule out conditions that mimic EIA such as respiratory infections or cardiac conditions. Pulmonary function testing is often useful for assessing severity and establishing a baseline for assessing treatment efficacy. Treatment options include non-pharmacologic measures that address the exercise environment and warm-up routines. Several medication options and combinations can help patients avoid symptoms and participate fully in fitness and sports activities. Verf.-Referat