Runner’s World—August 2, 2018
Runner’s World featured HSS primary care sports medicine physician David A. Wang, MD, in an article about exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), also known as exercise-induced asthma.
According to Dr. Wang, EIB could occur because working out cools the cells on the surface of your airways. When you stop moving, the airways rewarm, leading to inflammation and constriction.
He noted that symptoms begin during the first six to eight minutes of exercise, and peak five to 10 minutes after a workout. However, Dr. Wang explained that symptoms usually subside within 30 to 60 minutes.
If an inhaler is used 15 minutes before running, Dr. Wang said that the lungs "are no longer as sensitive and less likely to cause constriction, so that you will not experience the symptoms while running".
Read the full article at runnersworld.com.