Inhaled steroids are in and LONG-acting beta-agonists are out for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

Inhaled steroids are in and LONG-acting beta-agonists are out for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.

Exercise causes airways to constrict in many asthma patients...and also in up to 20% of people who don't have asthma.

Recommend a SHORT-acting beta-agonist (albuterol) first...about 15 min before exercise. This usually controls symptoms for 2 to 4 hours.

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