Although the medical community (and many of us) know that this reaction exists, its exact cause is unknown. However, here are two popular theories:
When you’re done exercising and less adrenaline and blood is flowing, your nasal passages expand again, which can make you feel congested.
Important note: Exercise-induced rhinitis is not to be confused with exercise-induced asthma and exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA), both of which need medical attention and treatment.
That said, if you are suffering from a runny or congested nose while exercising, it’s time to stop allowing it to keep you from fitness activities. After all, exercising is extremely important to your overall health and wellbeing. Schedule an appointment with CT Sinus Center to find out how we can help you put down the tissues and pick up your performance. Through our patient-centered philosophy and up-to-date diagnostic tools, our expert physicians will find the right treatment for your specific symptoms. You may even be a candidate for one of our two outpatient procedures, both of which will end your suffering in around an hour:
- Balloon Sinus Dilation, which will reshape your nasal passages, promoting draining and natural healing
- Turbinate Reductions, in which the tissue in the nose that supports the nasal passages is decreased, decreasing the size of the turbinate and quickly increasing airflow
Call 860-BALLOON to schedule an appointment at one of CT Sinus Center’s four conveniently-located offices, and let us help you get back on that track and leave your exercise-induced rhinitis in the dust.
For more information on sinus– and allergy-related conditions and treatments, visit the CT Sinus Center website and blog.