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If you experience the following asthma symptoms during exercise, talk to your primary care physician: wheezing severe coughing difficulty breathing chest tightness or pain unusual fatigue excess mucus production. Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction is characterized by asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, and tightness in the chest within 5 to 20 minutes after starting to exercise. In some people, the symptoms can start after exercise, especially if the exercise is strenuous and short.

Exercise-Induced Asthma Some people with asthma only have symptoms (e.g., shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing or coughing) during exercise or when doing physically demanding tasks. This is called exercise-induced asthma or exercise-induced bronchospasm. But you don’t have to let asthma hold you back from being active. It’s when your airways constrict and you have asthma symptoms during exercise, such as: Coughing Wheezing Chest tightness Shortness of breath. So try to breathe through your nose at rest and during light exercise.

As you become more fit, you will be less breathless during the same amount of exercise. Research also indicates that exercise reduces airway swelling and lowers the severity and frequency of symptoms. Exercise can cause shortness of breath in anyone. Airflow obstruction that occurs because of exercise is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). An older term for this condition is exercise-induced asthma.

This term wrongly suggests that exercise causes asthma. So, it’s possible to not feel any effects of asthma while exercising. But 70-90 percent of people suffering from chronic asthma experience exercise-induced asthma. Symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing, are triggered by physical activity.

We know exercise helps the lungs and body. Signs generally include: coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing (both inhaling and exhaling) and shortness of breath. If you are consistently experiencing these symptoms when exercising, you need to see your doctor to talk about starting asthma medications or. Exercise-induced asthma involves asthma symptoms occurring during or after exercise. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms, and ways to prevent asthma from arising during exercise.

Exercise is a common trigger for asthma symptoms.Many people with asthma may experience difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, or chest tightness during or after exercise.However, most people with asthma can successfully participate in their exercise of choice with proper guidance and treatment. Exercise has been shown to benefit all individuals, including those with asthma.

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Asthma symptoms (cough, dyspnea, chest tightness, or wheezing) that occur during exercise or immediately exercise for 20–30 after exercise.

“Medical Secrets E-Book” by Mary P. Harward
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by Mary P. Harward
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In addition to the usual asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness, there are symptoms related to exercise, such as fatigue during exercise, worse than usual athletic ability, and feeling out of shape, even when you know you are in good physical condition.

“Personal Health: A Population Perspective” by Michele Kiely, Meredith Manze, Chris Palmedo
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One of the main characteristics of asthma is that the airways are hyper-responsive to a variety of triggers, including airway infections, exposure to allergens or air pollutants, inhalation of dry or cold air and also exercise (Hebestreit 2008).

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by Eleanor Main, Linda Denehy
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Whilst exercise in warm moist air performed after an adequate warm-up is less likely to provoke exercise-induced asthma, children with chronic asthma will exacerbate their symptoms during exercise.

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by Gareth Stratton, Thomas Reilly, et. al.
Routledge, 2004

Exercise can cause asthma symptoms to flare, especially when asthma is not well controlled.

“Clinical Asthma E-Book” by Mario Castro, Monica Kraft
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by Mario Castro, Monica Kraft
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Further, the CEP should advise patients to stop exercising immediately and seek medical advice if symptoms occur such as tightness in the chest, coughing, wheezing, excess mucus, or shortness of breath.

“ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology” by American College of Sports Medicine
from ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology
by American College of Sports Medicine
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2019

Symptoms of exercise-induced asthma include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty in breathing that is triggered by exercise.

“Sports Science Handbook: A-H” by Simon P. R. Jenkins
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characterized by obstruction of the flow of air due to bronchoconstriction, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and tightness of the chest.2 Sometimes the symptoms of asthma occur during exercise or can be made worse by exercise and, therefore, may lead to reduced participation in exercise and sports.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017

Effects of exercise training and montelukast in children with mild asthma.

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Wheezing, coughing from bronchial spasm, and excessive mucous production during exercise has been termed “exercise-induced asthma,” although it also occurs in those who don’t exercise.

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  • it really works,i had a really hacking cough,waking me up at 3 in the morning and coughing for 1/2 hour,it took me a while to get the technique right,but it was worth persevering.WHAT A RELIEF!!!

  • are 10-20 mg and one primetine pill (almost useless) is 12.5 mg. Castor oil is a medicine as is albuterol and epinephine… shall we standardize the dose? Use you head sometimes and learn to dump the authoritarist mindlessness.

    BTW benzedrine was the best but sick people can’t use it because… well I can’t think of a constitutional reason…

  • I don’t have trouble breathing when staying still but when I exercise I have a hard time breathing. Is this called exercise induce?

  • Ever since my asthma came back I haven’t been able to workout like I used to. I will have to try these tips because I hate not being in shape, anyone else ever feel breathless and anxious even just ten minutes into a run?

  • I took asthma medication for some time and am now decidedly more healthy after curing my asthma.

    So search for “breathe through the nose weitzberg” to find instructions and a more scientific account of asthma than that of doctors leaving the cause of asthma unexplained.

  • Hello Patrick. You said holding the breath helps phlegm to come out naturally. Does it mean it’s possible to cure cough without coughing out the phlegm?

  • Hi. My experience with adults (not for children or pregnant women). “Everyday”, take one organic vitamin Zinc @75mg for a 150 pound person. Make sure to take vitamin Zinc with food in the stomach. Also, one vitamin C. (perhaps, 100mg). After 3/4 months, people call me to tell me that the asthma is gone. Asthma is not supposed to come back if you are constant each and every day with the vitamins. The Lord bless you
    and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.

  • Thank you very much I have been in hospital twice this year where I had severe attacks so bad I nearly died. Now I have a tool to help me if that ever happens.

  • When I breathe too fast or have a strong airflow coming towards me such as a fan or strong wind, I tend to get an irritated throat. If I don’t do anything about it, my throat will become sore and I will eventually get bronchitis with chest congestion. Does this sound like I have exercised induced bronchoconstriction/asthma or something else?

  • Hello! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I hear a lot of people keep on talking about Asthozilax Secrets (search on google), but I’m not sure if it’s good. Have you considered home remedy called Asthozilax Secrets? I have heard many awesome things about it and my work buddy completely relief his asthma safely with this remedy.

  • Does the purchased dvd show how to actually perform breathing method instead of just talking? I have the book already but I want someone to demonstrate the way to do it…. If anyone knows pls let me now

  • This video was very helpful! Thank you �� I am trying to nose breathe more, I broke my nose when I was younger and it was never fixed so my nose passages are narrower. But I have found nose breathing helps me run for longer. Just training myself to do it rather than mouth breathing

  • Not working for me. Holding my breath makes it worse. I can hardly get any air and holding my breath makes me panic and take bigger inhales after and it fucks everything up.

  • goodness. ill try this. My exercise life is MASSIVELY impacted due to exercise induced asthma. I can not do much at all without severe problems

  • l’m eternally grateful for this, l bought his book/video. l was going through a ventolin every two days and the preventer wasn’t making much difference. It was just getting worse and l was facing going on even heavier medication. l have been using the breathing techniques ( basically just keeping my mouth shut and trying to breath less and the attacks just don’t come up). l hardly use the ventolin now,at this rate l reckon l can be asthma free in a year or maybe less. l should have done this years ago but had a bad experience with a therapist who was trying to get me to breath through my diaphragm. l couldn’t do it and felt frustrated. These techniques are really effortless and this guy is a great teacher. Don’t be an idiot like me. Don’t think you can get the gist by watching a video or two, buy the pack and read the book if your a bad asthmatic. It is priceless and a gift from heaven for me. If you read this and have a question l’m happy to answer but l don’t sell the product or teach the method. Thanks Patrick!

  • I never understood my asthma as a pre teen and teen. I wasn’t born with it. Now in adult life, after doing inhalation therapy with my BreatheEasy Lung Exerciser, I have no trace of asthma anymore.

  • Doctor take my salam. I have asthma. I’m doing weight training but i have no problem. Could u tell me asthma people can do weight training?

  • The most important point about asthma is not mouth breathing and not using sprays.
    When mouth breathing the lips are not pressed together and the airways not kept open automatically by a reflex.
    For an explanation see “pnf breathing techniques perioral”
    Asthma might well called “the mouth breathing malady” or “the asthma spray disease” because of addiction to the sprays (asthma paradox).
    For stopping sprays get medical advice,
    The would-be cure is far worse than the complaint.
    I cured my chronic asthma by nose breathing and lip pressure. The airway remodeling gradually goes away. Mouth taping at night is useful. See “mouth taping for sleep.”

  • Wow! Wow! Wow! I’ve been trying to get my running up for the last 8 months for an important fitness test. This video might just be the game changer I needed. Thank you so much!!!

    Edit: You jut got yourself a new subscriber.

  • There are several things for treating asthma at home
    Know Your Triggers.
    Check Air Quality Reports.
    Clear the Smoke.
    (I learned these and why they work on Laken Chest Remedy website )

  • Unfortunately, Patrick is giving VERY BAD examples of the technique, in that his idea of counting 5 seconds (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) is actually about TWO SECONDS!

    If he used a ticking clock or something similar, he would get the pacing right.

  • A web search for Buteyko pseudoscience found 550000 hits. Buteyko breathing was completely useless for me. My chronic asthma was cured with yoga (forward standing bends touching my feet). Daily training is needed.

  • Consult Homeocare International for best and natural homeopathy treatment for asthma. For more details, visit: Toll-free: 1800-102-2202

  • My mother had really bad asthma for 17 years (1973-1990).  In winter, she couldn’t even walk to the corner without having an asthma attack.  Someone told her to take vitamin zinc @ 75mg EVERYDAY with food and some vitamin C.   At 3 months she was completely cured.  I mean, never again wheezing or an asthma attack.  Also, in 1998 my father had to have 3 asthma treatments (one after the other) in one day and he was given a bag of asthma medicines to take for life.  He did what my mother did and in about 3 months, never again had to take the asthma medicines again.  Also, many persons have called me several months later to thank me from the bottom of their hearts because either they or their loved one no longer has asthma.  The very rare times that I heard my mother wheezing, was because she had totally forgotten about taking the zinc for some time.  (Don’t know if it works for children, maybe 10 30mg but have absolutely no experience or idea if or how much would work on children.) 

  • To cure asthma with acupressure:
    1) Press lip with a finger and note how inhaling through your nose is facilitated
    2) Make a habit of breathing in with lip pressure to stop asthma.
    A Google search for asthma pressure points shows points on lips..

    Asthma causes airway remodeling but this is cured in time by correct breathing. That is my experience.

  • The breathing process was the same if I used an inhaler.. that is, that i’d breath it in, and hold the breath about 5 to 10 seconds.. take a couple of breaths, and do it again. So I tried this without the inhaler, and it worked! I’m not sure yet if it’s an O2 deprivation or a build up of CO.. but it works. I also realized that sometimes I’d tried to relax and hyper ventilate when i felt an attack coming.. and they were bad.. I’m convinced the hyperventilation actually made the attacks worse.

  • Seems a great video to me is helping me and my daughter. See also the BBC Learn Buteyko Presentation if you want a bit of background but no techniques.

  • Please read your closed caption. I really want to share this video, but I have many deaf and hard of hearing friends and they will not understand a thing with the caption as you have it. Thank you.

  • Pinching your nose opens up chest airways by acupressure reflex (gv26).
    You can get the same effect naturally without any anitics by tightening lips (stiff upper lip).
    In an asthma attack like ​ do not gasp for air with slack lips and instead inhale with firm lips to relax chest irways by acupressure reflex gv26. So fiddling with the nose and tightening lips have the same workings.

  • Mine is from severe allergic attacks… I’m fine then the next second I can’t get any air. Near anaphylaxis… polyps no breathing in through nose.:(
    Guess this wouldn’t help with mine.

  • after long runs (6-9miles) I get coughing fits as soon as I stop running and if I resume running I get a slight tightness in my chest  but I do not cough and I don’t feel tired. the coughing can last for 40mins… I swim 6 days a week for the last 8 years  and after 100 yrds out of 3,000 I feel like I’m struggling to breath and often see little floating pixels while resting on the side of the pool by the time I done?… I’m a former competitive swimmer… I can swim 50 yards underwater without black out so I know I have strong lungs. I’m in my early 20s if that helps… I cant go to a doctor since I can lose my job if I have asthma and its documented

  • I tried a few techniques from watching these videos and so far it seems to help a little. Think I am gonna see how it works the next few weeks. Thanks for uploading these videos, appreciate it very much.

  • Thank you Patrick for posting this. A little over 4 years ago I watched your video. I was having a mild asthma attack and my inhaler just wasn’t working 100%so I googled asthma and breathing and found your video. I tried the Buteyko breath hold and found it worked. I have been using the Buteyko method ever since and have reduced my need for inhalator about 95%. I do still need it during my allergy season but before I reach for it I try the breath holds and the breathing usually works. I will say its not easy to change hyperventilating habit and breathing through mouth but I found it worth the effort. I also have changed my diet which has made a difference too. Thanks again, for me your video and the Buteyko method changed my life.

  • Thanks for this video; can anyone tell me what he is saying at 7:15 about going to bed, lying?… ( couldn’t catch what he said ). Thanks

  • same with my kid…i’m so glad and grateful I found this amazing video and kid getting healthy after doing this exercise everyday.Thanks God!Thanks to the one who upload this video and share this method!Thank you so much.Blessings!I shared with everyone I know:-)

  • This is really good advice and similar to what I do myself.  It’s really hard avoiding the tempation not to cough or breathe in deeply but it really does calm the whole area down and keeping the breathing as shallow as possible means the phlem will loosen up and come up by itself.  I do disagree with the comment about sitting up to do this though but perhaps that is fine for many people.  I find I need to lie down flat as this makes all my muscles as relaxed as possible.  I actually do this way more effective than ventolin.

  • Beware of asthma spray addiction. Asthma paradox (more spray more asthma). One should ditch sprays with medical advice and breathe in through nose. Cured my asthma.
    Buteyko’s breathing less is nonsense.

  • I have just used this method as I could feel an asthma attack starting to happen, I was coughing, wheezing, breathing really heavily, chest tightness, all the usual symptoms. I went on here to try and find some breathing techniques to help me and I have got to say this one has really worked for me my breathing has now calmed, I’m not coughing any more, I’m still a bit wheezy but it has broken that cycle you get yourself into when you have an asthma attack. I will continue to use this technique.

  • The message in the video is double bind and does not make sense. On the one hand medical opinion is taken to be infallible (asthma incurable) but on the other action is called for.
    I cured my chronic asthma by mindfully pressing my lips together while breathing in through the nose. The longer you do it, the more asthma is cured. It is the natural cure working by a physiological reflex which switches off asthma. See reflexes automatic response.

  • Really bad asthma lately. Wake up at least three times a night with attacks. In September? I really hope this method works for me.

  • I just now tried this technique for the first time during an intense asthma attack and it worked beautifully! My lungs are still a little tight, but the attack is over now (less than 10 minutes), and I’m absolutely amazed and grateful beyond measure. Because of extreme chemical sensitivities, I am not able to use an inhaler, so this will be godsend for me. Thank you so very much for making this video freely available. It is quite literally a life saver!

  • Sorry I do not agree with this.  Asthma is an allergic inherited condition and the reason for the constriction of the airways is inflammation of the airways and this causes a constriction of the airways and the only way to control that inflammation is by taking an inhaled corticosteroid on a daily basis. 

  • I had an asthma attack 2 year ago, but now i am not even using any inhaler or steriod even though all in my hand for emergency. What i changed is my life style,

    1. Stop eating all meats
    2. Readuce all oily foods
    3. Eate more fibre rich foods
    4. Reduce Cholestrol
    5. Addred Salads & Vegtables in my food and it cover 50 % of my food
    6. The most important, Daily excersise

  • The most important point about asthma is not mouth breathing
    When mouth breathing the lips are not pressed together and the airways not kept open automatically by a reflex.
    For an explanation see “pnf breathing techniques perioral”

  • when ever im exercising i always try consciously breathe through my nose but i cant ever get enough air in so i start to panic and it usually triggers an asthma attack any tips?

  • I love running any sports I have asthma people used to bully me coz of it I don’t ever take it I don’t carry it around when I’m running my face gets really cold and my chest gets really tight I wish I could take my inhaler I just don’t want to coz I feel like people will worry coz I’m taking it k want to do GCSEs pe but my pe teacher thinks I shouldn’t coz of my asthma when I was in yr 8 we were doin cross country I did 3 laps and in yr 8 6 and I was like wow asthma sucks I h8 it so much I want to get rid of it soo I can do GCSEs pe

  • After trying this technique various times and using a variety of videos, my breathing stayed the same. My chest still felt tight and my breathing did not change. Although i could not find any research against this method, it still did not have any effect on me

  • This is wonderful. I was feeling panicky because I was so wheezy and breathless, gasping for air. The area I live in has a haze of forest fire smoke from miles away, but I can’t even walk outside. This exercise has really relaxed me! Thank-you.

  • hi, for the reduced breathing method. when you exhale, you exhale softly, quietly, but for for how long? until all air is emptied? and then when u inhale softly and quietly, for now long? until you have filled ur self up with air?

  • A nurse in the ER told me the following. She said you no able to get out the carbon dioxide because the inflammation was preventing it. Because my lung are filled with the old air there is no room for new air. She blow out hard like blowing out birthday candles.
    I keep with me in my pocket or in the car or both a Pulse meter because I know what sate i am in when I read my o2 count. So the the first time I got into trouble I remember what she said. The Pulse meter confirmed that my o2 whent up after just a few times.
    I kept the meter on my finger an drove the hospital when ever my o2 got a little less I would blow out birthday candles it it would get back to normal or near it.
    over all it was a safe journey but the trick works great. I have use both methods and I think they can be used successfully in combination. A your fears are under control as you see the immediate effect.

  • Nice Video clip! Apologies for chiming in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you considered Patlarny Calm Lungs Principle (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is an awesome one of a kind guide for curing asthma without the normal expense. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my old buddy Taylor after many years got cool success with it.

  • I tried all the ways and exercises of getting off an asthma attack.. but nothing seems to work.. and now Im starting to realize that I shouldve lived my life to the fullest.. right now Im like 2 inches closer to death. Bye2 life

  • I want to share that I too had bronchial asthma and got completely cured from a doc from hyderabad. India. his name is Doc Qureshi.
    Anyone wish to get treated can get in touch with him his mobile number: +91-9000222404.

  • Actually asthama have no cure but I can say that.. If you are taking inhaler it is not enough for asthama… Not even homoeopathy treatment cures asthama… But guys if you can try ‘Pranayamas’ it will give you much more control on your asthama… Yep it’s true pranayama is not the cure for asthama… Am writing this coz I hv asthma 2…So you can try… Where allopathic medicine have resistance or tolerance but yoga(pranayama) don’t hv any of the both… I am from India and hv got asthama at the age of 24 & now am 26… It’s really hard to breathe when it attacks.. I had visited lots of renowned pulmonologists in India but every of them told me to do prayamas… But I ignored their concerns.. But after getting the 2nd attack I started pranayama nd I find myself much better now.. But one thing, you need to avoid some foods such as milk, peanuts, beans, cold beverage, chocolate nd curd as well as nything you are allergic with…

    It’s Sayantan Bhattacharya..

  • My asthma went away. I used to have asthma when I was a kid and suddenly it went away. My parents just let me go out and play before and being treated daily too. But right now I do high intensity work out.

  • It is a scam. You get the same effect naturally by pressing lips together during normal nose breathing by reflex. Google for gv26.important.

  • its not sufficient to simply think there is only either activity induced and ‘normal’ asthma. there is diff levels of AIA which gives some the ability to run for an hour straight and others will have to stop after 5-10 min. treated or nontreated…..

  • Why not add a free app training aid you can access by Googling “MyButeyko”. This app works on iPhone, android, PC or Mac and will enable you to record your exercises and see them graphed on your phone or computer. You will also be able to contact every Buteyko Educator worldwide with the International Buteyko Directory & those registered with MyButeyko will be able to give support & monitoring as they will be able to see your exercises on their own computer in real-time.

  • I hatr it when I’m running and I have an attackI don’t have an inhaler and never talked about so, I just have to man up and deal with ut.

  • Thank you so much for uploading the videos! I’m cured from asthma after using the Buteyko Method and if yet comes an attack I can control it with this method. I hope everybody will try this method

  • Asthma is most frustrating to me indeed. Very disruptive to my sleep. Wish me luck. During this method, I also try meditating as well and just try to relax. Quick question. During asthma season, any relation as to why I crave soda which I know as a fact is very unhealthy? Thank you for any feedback.

  • Amazing video. People without breathing problems have no idea the knowledge you are giving us. I apply this and it helps. Thank you so much!!!!! I love your book and all your videos and I always come back to them to remind myself!!! ��❤️❤️❤️������������