Are inhaled corticosteroids effective in exercise-induced asthma?
The relative benefits of inhaled corticosteroids compared to other forms of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction treatment (sodium cromoglycate, nedocromil sodium, salbutamol, and other anti-inflammatory agents) remain unclear. Review involved only 6 studies with numbers of participants ranging from 9 to 40.
Exercise induced asthma can limit a person’s exercise endurance and lead to people avoiding exercise. Depending on study population, exercise protocol, detection method and exercise conditions, prevalence of exercise-induced asthma ranges from 10 to 50%.