The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has developed a free online tool for sufferers of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), or exercise-induced asthma, to track the symptoms. The tool, MyEIBJournal.org, allows users to keep a daily log of exercise, symptoms, and medication use, and create personalized, detailed reports and statistics that can be printed and shared with a health care professional. The tool is also available through mobile devices.
“If you have breathing problems such as shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and unusual fatigue when you exercise, it’s important to keep track of symptoms,” said John Winder, MD, chair of the ACAAI Nationwide Asthma Screening Program. “This information will help you and your allergist best manage your condition so you can be active and take part in your favorite sports.”
EIB is a condition that affects about 10% of people in the United States. More than 24 million people have asthma, and 80% to 90% of asthma suffers have EIB.
Source: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology