Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Most people with chronic asthma experience asthma symptoms when they exercise. But many people who never experience asthma symptoms also can experience the same chest-tightening and shortness of breath when they work out – especially in cold weather. Working out in frigid temps is a stimuli for exercise-induced asthma. The culprit is cold, dry air. The symptoms … Read More

7 Tips to Overcome Asthma When You Exercise

Contributor: Susan Joy, MD If you’re an athlete with asthma, you don’t have to hold back. With proper medication and conditioning, you can participate fully in sports.  But in colder months, you should take some special precautions because cold dry air can trigger asthma attacks. Does this sound familiar? You start your workout and begin … Read More

Asthma: No Contest for Olympians

Asthma isn’t exactly the talk of the Olympic Village, but maybe it should be. Studies show that the breathing disorder is more common among Olympians and other elite athletes than the general population. A recent article reported that 25 percent of Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic team has asthma, compared to 8 percent of the general … Read More

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