CE Credit

Exercise-Induced Dyspnea


Welcome to the training on Exercise-Induced Dyspnea provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals to diagnose and treat exercise-induced dyspnea in the primary care setting and to make appropriate referrals to specialists and subspecialists when needed.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate exercise-induced bronchospasm and vocal cord dysfunction—two common conditions associated with dyspnea—from asthma.
  2. Specify findings of the medical history, physical exam, and spirometry that can indicate exercise-induced bronchospasm.
  3. Specify conditions that are associated with vocal cord dysfunction.
  4. Evaluate when to refer a patient with exercise-induced dyspnea to a specialist or subspecialist.

Note: In this module, the term "children" refers to children and adolescents through age 20. 

Please note this module expires on 6/10/2022.

This module was released on 6/10/2019.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained or adapted from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; the American Thoracic Society; the Free Medical Dictionary; the Mayo Clinic; Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and WebMD.