cuts exercise-induced asthma
within an hour of exercise can reduce the symptoms of exercise induced asthma
(EIA), characterized by shortness of breath.
believe prolonged use of inhaled corticosteroids -- commonly used to treat EIA
-- not only lowers the effectiveness of these medications, but also places the
consumer at an increased risk of developing potential side effects.
therefore are studying the effectiveness of certain natural compounds in
reducing the severity of EIA as well as the patient"s reliance on
to a study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine conference, a
large dose (9 milligrams per kilogram of body weight) of caffeine taken within
an hour after exercise
is as effective as an albuterol inhaler, the medication commonly used to treat
or prevent EIA during sustained aerobic activity.
amounts though were reported effective only in lowering the wheezing and
coughing also found in EIA sufferers.
caffeine with an albuterol inhaler; however, was not associated with any