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Exercise-Induced Asthma (cont.)

Exercise-Induced Asthma Follow-up

Asthma is a long-term disease, but it can be managed. Your active involvement in treating this disease is vitally important.

  • Take your prescribed medication(s) as directed.
  • If you smoke, quit.
  • See your health-care professional regularly according to the recommended schedule.
  • By following these steps, you can help minimize the frequency and severity of your asthma attacks.

Is It Possible to Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Treatment in exercise-induced asthma is focused on preventing or minimizing asthma attacks. If you take your prescribed medication as directed, you should be able to exercise without asthma symptoms.

What Is the Prognosis of Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Most people with exercise-induced asthma are able to control their condition if they work together with a health-care professional and follow their treatment regimen carefully.

People who do not seek medical care or do not follow an appropriate treatment plan are likely to experience worsening of their asthma and deterioration in their ability to function normally.

REFERENCE:

"Patient information: Exercise-induced asthma (Beyond the Basics)"
UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017

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