People with asthma may often experience exercise induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). Additionally, EIB can occur in people who have no history of asthma. The large volume of air you breath into your lungs during exertion can dry out and irritate your airways, causing airway narrowing and making it difficult to breath. Many professional and competitive athletes can perform at very high levels, when their asthma is managed effectively. Our specialists can help you achieve a personalized plan to manage your EIB symptoms in order for you to reach your exercise or competition goals.
An expert panel from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) developed clinical guidelines for treating EIB. These guidelines address a very comprehensive approach for the treatment of EIB including diagnosis, proper medications to use, non-pharmacological approach, triggers to avoid, and issues with elite athletes. ATS clinical guidelines.