Exercise-Induced Asthma (cont.)
Exercise-Induced Asthma Symptoms
Symptoms usually begin about five to 20 minutes after beginning to exercise. The symptoms often peak about
five to 10 minutes after stopping exercise then gradually diminish. The symptoms are typically gone within an hour, but they may last longer. Symptoms include one or a combination of the following:
- Chest tightness
- Chest pain
- Prolonged shortness of breath
- Extreme fatigue
Symptoms of asthma may be more subtle in children.
- Children may complain of not being able to keep up with peers in games and sports.
- They may say they don't like games or avoid participating.
- This can lead to problems with socialization or self-esteem in some children.
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