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36 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT
203-254-0179

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Trumbull, CT
203-459-8712

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Exercise Induced Asthma (EIA)  is a variant of asthma that causes wheezing, shortness of breath and sometimes cough, only during exercise. It is strongly associated with environmental allergies, especially sensitivity to perennial or  indoor allergens such as dust mites, molds or animal danders.  Most people with EIA suffer with ocular and nasal allergies. Asthma may occur because the same process that is affecting the nose and eyes is smoldering in the lungs. The lungs produce excess mucous and become hyperirritable. Cooling of the airways with hyperventilation is thought to stimulate the airways and many people with EIA also have cold induced asthma. EIA can be controlled with albuterol before exercise. More persistent symptoms require inhaled steroids to reverse the inflammation in the lungs.