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Fighting Exercise-Induced Broncoconstriction (EIB)

Fighting Exercise-Induced Broncoconstriction (EIB)
Kevin Cleary

An asthma attack can appear at any time, but exercise-induced asthma attacks can lead to EIB, which is exercise induced broncoconstriction. HPFY offers solutions to help with EIB.

Fighting Exercise-Induced Broncoconstriction (EIB)

As it turns out, our bodies require the intake of oxygen in order to perform or even stay alive. Often we experience medical conditions that interfere with this process and can make life pretty miserable. For those with exercise-induced broncoconstriction or EIB, working out or partaking in any physical activities (sports, manual labor, or playing with the kids) can be difficult. While this breathing hindering issue can make things difficult, there are ways to combat this ailment in order to stay active and maintain your quality of life.

EIB Cause

Exercise induced broncoconstriction occurs when the airways in our lungs narrow due to exercise or some other form of physical exertion. Contrary to its name, EIB does not cause asthma but is a trigger of it. It is believed EIB occurs after a period of aerobic activity that increases oxygen demand. This demand requires supplemental breathing through the mouth, as opposed to breathing through the nose or nasal passages. This additional air does not have the benefit of being warmed or moistened by the nasal passages and therefore increases blood flow to the linings of the lungs. It’s the constriction of these tiny airways that creates EIB.

Defeating EIB Asthma

As with any other health issue or malady, you should use every available option to fight exercise induced broncoconstriction. Finding ways to keep your airways open is obviously of great importance. Your options for fighting EIB can include:

  • Monaghan Aerochamber Plus Z STAT Anti-Static Valved Holding Chamber w/ Flow Signal Whistle: When using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) to help manage asthma, use of this holding chamber can make the delivery of aerosol medication more efficient and therefore more effective by eliminating waste or loss of medication. These inhalers can be used 10 minutes or so before exercise to prevent lung constriction during exercise.
Fighting Exercise-Induced Broncoconstriction (EIB)
Monaghan AeroChamber Plus Z STAT Anti-Static Valved Holding Chamber
  • Monaghan Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy System: OPEP systems offer users the ability to be able to expel mucus in the lower lungs by using vibrations and positive pressure to move congestion to the upper part of the airways so that it can be coughed up easily. This method of airway clearance is drug-free and reliable. This can decrease breathlessness and cough frequency while at the same time increasing tolerances to exercise.
Fighting Exercise-Induced Broncoconstriction (EIB)
Monaghan Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System
  • Hudson RCI Pocket Chamber: The use of asthma medication to clear airways is quite common and when battling exercise-induced broncoconstruction, effectively getting any medication into the airways faster and more efficient is crucial. By using this chamber the user can effectively get more aerosol medication into the lungs since there is less medicinal waste.
Fighting Exercise-Induced Broncoconstriction (EIB)
Hudson RCI Pocket Chamber
  • RDS Microchamber Aerosol Holding Chamber: Able to be attached to a metered dose inhaler in seconds, this aerosol holding chamber ensures a more efficient delivery of medication to the lungs and can potentially decrease potential inhaler side effects. This allows for better coordination between inhalation and MDI activation. No longer do you have to inhale just as you press your metered dose inhaler. Convenient to use with smaller masks made for children, so be sure to keep those active children safe!!
Fighting Exercise-Induced Broncoconstriction (EIB)
RDS Microchamber Aerosol Holding Chamber

Asthma is one of the most common types of breathing maladies and can be dangerous to sufferers if they are not prepared. This is especially true of exercise-induced broncoconstriction. We like our activities, so make sure the risk of exercise-induced  bronchoconstriction is minimized. Get out and enjoy this crazy world!!

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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.

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