Is There Any Type Of Exercise That Does Not Trigger Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Dr. Parsons answers the question: 'Avoiding Exercise-Induced Asthma?'

— -- Question:Is there any type of exercise that does not cause asthma?

Answer: All types of physical activity can potentially cause exercise-induced asthma. That being said, activities that require sustained periods of ventilation or breathing or high-aerobic demands such as soccer, lacrosse or cross-country running for example, may increase your risk of having an episode of exercise-induced asthma.

In addition, activities that take place in very cold environments such as ice-hockey, jogging outside in the winter time or cross-country skiing for example, are also activities that put you at increased risk.

The most important thing to remember is that all physical activity can potentially cause an episode of exercise-induced asthma, and that's why it's so important to have your rescue inhaler available at all times.

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