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Diagnosing Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB)

Diagnosing EIB can be hard because coughing and shortness of breath have many causes. An allergist is a doctor with special training and expertise in treating allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems. The allergist will:

  • ask questions about your health and your symptoms
  • do a physical exam.
  • give a test called spirometry that measures how much air you can breathe out after taking a deep breath.

The allergist may also order a chest X-ray, blood tests or allergy tests. Sometimes the allergist may do tests that measure how well your lungs are working before and after you exercise.


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