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Exercise offers many benefits, even for people with asthma! Exercise can trigger asthma symptoms for some people. This is called exercise-induced bronchoconstriction [BRAHN-koh-kahn-STRIK-shun] – also known as EIB. EIB used to be called exercise-induced asthma.

EIB affects most people who have asthma. The good news is there are ways to manage your asthma so you can exercise. In fact, many professional athletes and Olympians have EIB.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has a resource to help you manage your asthma and exercise. Visit our webpage on exercise and asthma to learn more about:

  • Symptoms of EIB
  • How EIB is diagnosed
  • How to treat EIB
  • What types of sports are best for people with EIB

Would you also like to talk to other people who manage asthma and exercise? Join our free online community to get support from other people who manage asthma and allergies. You’ll also get alerts about news and research to help you better manage your condition.


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