Exercise asthma can be difficult when you want to stay in shape. It is usually triggered by cold, dry air and can get worse with physical exertion.
By using some of the following products, you can develop an asthma action plan to control the symptoms. At home, you should have an air cleaner to remove harmful allergens while you sleep and a humidifier to bring warm, moist air to your lungs. If you need it, a nebulizer system can immediately treat symptoms. A sports or cold mask will always bring warm air into your lungs and decrease the risk of an asthma attack.
If you exercise frequently, you should use a peak flow meter to monitor your lungs and a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen. This will tell if your condition should become severe.
Most people find fewer problems with breathing problems when they find an asthma management plan that really works. Read The SAFE Asthma Treatment Guide and discover the four steps to controlling asthma. With a little help from your doctor and the right plan of action, you can control your wheezing and coughing so that you can breathe easier.