Staten Island:

Wednesday and Friday
11am - 7pm
New patients, office visits and immunotherapy shots.

Phone: 718-816-8200

Brooklyn Heights:

Tuesday and Thursday
1pm - 7pm

Phone: 718-624-6495

Bay Ridge:

Mon, Tue and Thu
1:30pm - 7pm

Phone: 718-748-7551

Breathing Problems During Exercise

If your chest feels tight, you have trouble catching your breath or you cough during or after exercise, you might have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. That's EIB for short, and it simply means breathing problems brought on by exercise. Most people with asthma have EIB. But, it's also possible to have EIB and not have asthma. The good news is you can exercise control when you exercise.

No matter what sport or exercise activities you do, we can work with you to keep your condition under control.
  • To help you manage your EIB, keep track of your exercise and symptoms with a Journal.
What happens if I have EIB?

When you exercise hard and do things such as running, skiing, biking or an aerobics class, you breathe more rapidly. This fast breathing can make the airways inside your lungs dry and irritated. As a result, the airways actually get smaller, and it's hard to get air in and out of your lungs. This is more likely to happen when you exercise in cold, dry air, or when there is a sudden change in temperature or humidity.