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Managing exercise-induced asthma

Managing exercise-induced asthma


The symptoms of exercise-induced asthma (EIA) are identical to those produced by any asthma trigger in susceptible individuals – wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. They result from airway narrowing in response to an inflammatory trigger. Acute airway narrowing occurs via a complex cascade of events starting with the release of inflammatory mediators and culminating in the contraction of smooth muscle around the airways.(1)

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