6 types of asthma and how they’re treated
4. Exercise induced asthma
For these asthmatics, any type of physical exertion or sports leads to coughing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness that improves when they stop the exertion. Typical treatment is an inhaled broncodilator medication to open their airway taken about fifteen minutes before exercise.
“There are multiple studies that say taking 2000 mg of vitamin C before exercise can relieve exercise induced asthma,” says Pescatore. Some folks also have cold weather induced asthma. Cold air can be a lung irritant just like perfume or cigarette smoke. This generally occurs in winter.