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 bronchoconstriction and exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction —two common conditions associated with dyspnea—from asthma and other conditions that also present with dyspnea. 
  2. Specify findings of the medical history, physical exam and spirometry that can indicate exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
  3. Specify conditions that are associated with exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction.
  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 5/19/2025.

This module was released on 5/19/2022.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

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