Exercise Induced Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition where there is swelling and narrowing of the airway and excess mucus production. When the narrowing of the airway is caused due to strenuous exercise, it is termed exercise-induced asthma. Shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, chest pain, fatigue, etc., are the symptoms. Treatment is done to dilate the airways using medications.

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I am diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. Can I cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. I play football and run. About 5 to 6 months ago, I noticed that I could not get a full breath when and only when I was exercising. The only medication I was on was Accutane. I have since completed my Accutane cycle and have had an appointment with a pulmonol...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.cm. Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction or asthma is very common if you are experiencing shortness of breath after exercise. As you said, you were prescribed on Singulair (Montelukast sodium) and Dulera (Mometasone furoate and Formoterol fumarate) inhaler after which you...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for tightness in the chest, especially in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I love caffeine, smoke weed every day, exercise a couple of times a week. I am not under any specific diet. There is tightness in my chest, mainly in the morning. It feels like my heart is swollen. Nothing really makes it better, and it does seem to fade as the day goes...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tightness in the chest can be due to many causes such as asthma, smoking, musculoskeletal pain, gastric upset, and heart issues. Heart issues at a young age are uncommon. Do you have asthma, wheezing, chest or muscular pain, or any other disease? To be on the saf...  Read Full »

Shortness of breath and sweating on doing exercise

Query: Hi doctor, My problem started three years back for the first time when I started taking dumbbells for exercise. As I did not know from how much weight should I start, I took 20 kg (10 kg in each hands). Within a week of exercise I felt shortness of breath and so I stopped doing it and visited a doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting me at this platform. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I think you need to carry out taking the same medication as this is a mandatory medication. Exercise induced asthma may also cause s...  Read Full »

After running, I could not breathe for an hour. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. My height is 5'6" and I weigh about 120 pounds. I live in a city where we do not have much air pollution. I have no records of medical problems except a few years back I had some mild acid reflux. I believe it was reflux, since it went away after using Gaviscon...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two important elements here that need treatment. The first one is GERD - gastroesophageal reflux disease also called as reflux disease. I would suggest starting Nexium or Prilosec or Omeprazole daily 30 minutes before breakfast. Avoid running a...  Read Full »

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