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  • Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) in Athletes

     

    From: JL

    Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:33 PM
    To: gale@galebernhardt.com
    Subject: Exercised Induced Asthma

    Hi Gale,

    I happened to run across an article you wrote for Active.com regarding exercise induced asthma.  I had to reach out and thank you because the article contained so much valuable information.  It really hit home with me.  I'm an avid mountain bike rider and coach the local high school MTB team.  I ride with the team and our training rides are fairly hard.  The high school racers are young and strong!  Within the last 6 months or so, I noticed my cough & congestion getting worse after each workout.  I tried to deal with the symptoms without any meds.  I finally went to the doctor and found out I have EIA.  I was prescribed an inhaler to use before each ride and that worked well for several months.  My EIA symptoms returned and the doctor put me on corticosteriods plus the inhaler.  I feel so much better now!  Hopefully, I can manage my EIA so I can continue my passion of mountain bike riding.

    Sincerely,

    JL

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    Hi JL,

    Thanks so much for letting me know! It makes me feel great to know my columns help people.

    Take care of yourself and all the best for your team!

    Gale

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