Exercise Induced Asthma

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Videos

Do you or someone you know struggle with exercise? It could just be lack of conditioning, or it could be that asthma or allergies are making breathing harder. Find out the symptoms and some solutions from Dr. Hamsa Subramanian of Signature Allergy and Immunology.


Hi, my name is Dr. Hamsa Subramanian. I'm an allergist. I take care of both kids and adults.

Exercising is a good thing and it is very important for the wellbeing of your body, mind, and soul. I often come across kids and adults with what they call exercise induced asthma.

Now that could be unconditioning; that could be because of a variety of reasons. But it could also be due to exercise induced asthma. There are special tests that we do for it so you can be treated appropriately and go right back to exercising.

Treatment varies. It really depends on each individual. Some patients with exercise induced asthma can get by just with medications as needed prior to exercise. Some will need a little maintenance medication where they take it almost on a daily basis, and yet others will need to be looked at for allergies and other causes that may be contributing to their exercise induced asthma.