Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of asthma?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: John J Oppenheimer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Maintaining physical activity and exercise is essential to avoid deconditioning. Susceptible individuals should decrease outdoor activity during midday and afternoon when pollen counts are highest. A short-acting beta-2 agonist can be used 15–30 minutes before exercise if needed. [48]

Several studies have demonstrated that regular aerobic conditioning and weight loss may improve airway physiology and patients' sense of dyspnea. [49, 50]


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