Here's a little test. Don't worry because I'm not going to grade it!
- I eat out at fast food restaurants more than 3 times a week.
- I like to watch for my favorite sports team instead of playing the sport.
- I spend more than two hours a day on the computer or video games.
- Cold air
- Emotional stress
- Infections of the lining of the breathing passages
- Irritants in asthma inhalers
- Some drugs
- Tobacco smoke
Asthma vs. Being out of shape: How can one tell what causes their asthma?Many people with asthma have bouts of wheezing and breathlessness when they exercise strenuously and this is known as exercise-induced asthma or exercise-induced bronchospasm. Exercise-induced asthma isn't a distinct type of asthma, but rather it's likely to occur in anyone who has the airway reactivity that underlies asthma. The airways are reactive if they tend to narrow under certain circumstances, such as after exposure to an allergen or while if you are suffering from a cold. Exercise-induced asthma generally reaches its peak about 5-10 minutes after cessation of activity and usually clears up in another 20-40 minutes.
What are the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma?Symptoms of Exercise-Induced Asthma include:
- A sore throat
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest pain during or after exercise
- Chest tightness
- Extreme fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach pain