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Exercise Induced Bronchospasm

Exercise-induced bronchospasm, non-physicians may call this exercise-induced asthma. What is this? It is respiratory distress or wheezing that starts within 15 minutes of exercise onset. Usually it resolves within 15-60 minutes after exercise stops. This can occur in endurance athletes, … Continue reading

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Intravenous magnesium sulfate helps with asthma exacerbations!

Intravenous magnesium sulfate helps with asthma exacerbations!  I was the attending physician on the hospital service recently and had many children with respiratory distress present to the emergency room.  Many of them had RSV or influenza infections resulting in respiratory … Continue reading

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Asthma treatment

The goal of treating asthma is to not die from asthma.  The secondary goal is for asthmatics to live their life fully, as if they did not have asthma.  This often requires treatment.  Symptoms of asthma are wheezing, cough and … Continue reading

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Asthma increases women’s heart disease risk

A history of asthma was independently associated with a 24% increase in the risk of new-onset heart disease (meaning strokes and heart attacks) among postmenopausal women. The Women’s Health Initiative study including 90,168 women between ages 50 – 79 showed … Continue reading

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Antibiotic use may be related to developing asthma later in life.

We know that the number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. In addition, a recent study out of the United Kingdom found that children who were given antibiotics during infancy were at a higher … Continue reading

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Do asthma and exercise go together? Yes. Here’s how…

Asthma affects 300 million people worldwide.   Research pooled nearly 700 patients and found that physical training lasting for at least 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week, for at least six weeks improves physical fitness in patients … Continue reading

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Does exercise make you wheeze?

Exercise-induced wheezing, also called bronchoconstriction, happens when the airway passage shrinks during or after exercise.  You may feel short of breath, start coughing or wheezing.  There are triggers to avoid and some easy treatments. . . It can be caused … Continue reading

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