Treatment for Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm
According to the NHLBI-NAEPP guidelines, EIB can be prevented by using a short-acting beta-agonist (SABA), such as albuterol, 15 to 30 minutes prior to vigorous activity or exercise.
ProAir® HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol is a safe and effective treatment option to help people prevent their EIB symptoms from occurring. ProAir® HFA is a quick-relief inhaler designed to be carried and stored in any position for an active, on-the-go, lifestyle. Used 15 to 30 minutes before exercise, ProAir® HFA quickly opens up the airways in the lungs, preventing EIB symptoms from occurring in the first place.
While pre-treatment with a SABA is what the guidelines recommend for managing EIB symptoms, asthmatic patients who have frequent, severe EIB should talk to their own physician to evaluate the status of their condition. There may be a need to initiate or increase daily long-term control therapy since symptoms of EIB for those with asthma can be a sign that their asthma is not well controlled.
About Asthma and Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm
Asthma is a chronic (long-term), treatable lung disease that causes inflammation and constriction of smooth muscle around the large and small airways (or bronchial tubes). When something sets off or triggers an asthma attack, like exercise, airways become inflamed and swollen, and the muscles around the airways tighten (bronchospasm). Symptoms of asthma include wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing that often occurs at night or early in the morning. Without appropriate treatment, asthma symptoms may become more severe and result in an asthma attack, which can lead to hospitalization and even death. If a person has EIB, physical exertion may be the only thing that triggers asthma symptoms.
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