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Symptoms of Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB)

The symptoms of EIB are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing or noisy breathing
  • Coughing
  • Trouble getting a breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Unusual fatigue while exercising

These symptoms can seem very mild, but they can be potentially deadly for people who have EIB with asthma.

Even if your symptoms are mild, you need to get treatment to prevent damage to your lungs. And if you have asthma, symptoms of EIB are a sign that your condition is not under control. Sometimes people – especially children – don't exercise because of these symptoms. If your child doesn't like to exercise and you don't know why, you should talk to your child to see if breathing problems or EIB could be the reason.

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