Teva Respiratory: Landmark Survey Reveals Respiratory Symptoms During Exercise Contribute to Poor Quality of Life in the U.S  
3/1/2010 11:39:25 AM

HORSHAM, Pa., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the vast majority of the general public, respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing are a common part of the exercise experience. However, together with chest tightness, noisy breathing and trouble taking a deep breath, these six symptoms make up the phenomenon known as exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), which has physical, emotional and psychological consequences if not addressed properly. The impact of EIB on the lives and health of the public was assessed in "EIB: A Landmark Survey," the first comprehensive national survey of the public, asthma patients and healthcare providers about exercise-related respiratory symptoms in the U.S. Findings from the survey were released by Teva Respiratory at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting, held Feb. 26-March 2, 2010, in New Orleans, La.