EIB stands for exercise-induced bronchospasm. People who experience EIB find it hard to breathe during or after exercising.
Why? When we exercise, cool dry air moves quickly in and out of our lungs.1 People with EIB may experience a temporary tightening of the airways, which can lead to:2
If this happens to you, you're not alone. As many as 1 in 10 people in America experience EIB, many of whom do not have asthma.3 That's an estimated over 30 million adults and children,3,4 including some of the world's best athletes. As a matter of fact, in the 1998 Winter Olympics, almost one in four U.S. athletes trained and competed despite their EIB-related breathing problems.5
EIB doesn't have to slow you down. And EIB treatment doesn't need to be continuous. After all, EIB breathing issues are short-term and occur only during or after exercise.
So why not speak with your healthcare provider? After all, there are ways to avoid EIB so you can stay active.
One way is by using the ProAir® HFA inhaler prior to exercise. Treating proactively with ProAir® HFA 15-30 minutes before working out can help prevent EIB.6
ProAir® HFA comes with a convenient dose counter that tells you:7
EIB can cause temporary coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness during or after exercise. Many people who experience EIB may avoid exercising and other physical activity because they're afraid it'll trigger their exercise-related breathing problems.5 However, a lack of physical exercise can lead to other problems, like obesity or diabetes.8
There's no reason why EIB should keep you from staying active. Speak with your healthcare provider if you or a family member is experiencing exercise-related breathing problems. Our EIB screener can help you identify and discuss any exercise-related breathing issues you may have with your doctor.
EIB may make you feel a bit frustrated.2 But the good news is that there are things you can do to keep EIB at bay. Taking ProAir® HFA 15-30 minutes before exercising can help prevent EIB.6
Did you know that many people who have asthma also experience EIB when they exercise? In these instances, EIB is called exercise-induced asthma. Here's what you should know:2
ProAir® HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol is indicated in patients 4 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.
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