To inform about the occurrence of EIA, particularly in top athletes.
To describe how EIA can be diagnosed.
To describe the pathogenesis of the condition.
To familiarise the reader with treatment modalities available to athletes.
To make the reader aware of doping regulations in relation to EIA.
Summary Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is a general concern for growing children and adolescents, although it now occurs more commonly in top athletes. It specifically affects athletes competing in endurance sports in cold climates. EIA can be diagnosed via exercise testing and can be easily treated both prophylactically and before exercise. However, with tight regulations now in force in the sporting world, athletes with EIA have to be sure that they adhere to doping rules. This review aims to briefly review these issues.
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