Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) affects 12%-15% of the population. Although up to 90% of people with asthma experience EIA, the condition is common among the general population. At least 3%-10% of people are affected, and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is also widespread, particularly among pediatric patients; EIA is reported in 8%-10% of the normal child population. The proportion of patients with asthma who can develop EIA is high vs those without baseline asthma: 40%-90% vs 20%, respectively. However, the prognosis for patients with EIA is good, particularly with careful preventive care. Patient education is a critical piece of treatment because EIA could be a sign of poor asthma control.
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Cite this: Sarah El-Nakeep. Fast Five Quiz: Exercise-Induced Asthma - Medscape - Sep 13, 2023.