Exercise-induced asthma is most improved through exercise (especially the aerobic type), but be cautioned! During exercise there is a release of histamine that has a potential to cause allergy-like reactions. Taking an antihistamine (non-drowsy) prior to exercise as a regular practice can help control both asthma and other allergy symptoms. Avoid exercising outdoors on high pollution and high pollen days.
There are two variants of asthma . Exercise induced(EIA) and allergic. If you have EIA please take a inhaled bronchodilator before the game. Swimming ,playing reed instruments can increase your lung capacity but not cure asthma.
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Yes exercise can induce allergy symptoms, research " exercise-induced urticaria ". I suffer from the problem and it is uncomfortable. Changes in temperatures also induce hives. As my body heats with excercise the hives appear. Allergy medicine helps.
I have recently lost 50 lbs and still have asthma when i run or jog. There are some medicines that help keep the lungs from flaring up. I take singulair and it really makes a big difference. Talk to your dr.
I have seen where it can reduce the potential of asthma. Though best to talk to a Dr, to see what they say, and even if you do see positive results to be smart about your approach, to always have your inhaler around at all times, just in case.