Latest Exercise-induced Asthma Stories

2008-09-08 14:45:00

Sweating, Crying May Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma in Athletes An athlete's ability to sweat may do more than keep the body cool. It also may prevent the development of exercise-induced asthma (EIA), a common respiratory condition among trained athletes. New research appearing in the September issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), shows that athletes with EIA produce less sweat, tears, and saliva than those who do not have...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. Stakeholder Insight: Asthma - Over-prescribing is common in intermittent and mild forms of asthma http://www.reportlinker.com/p091764/Stakeholder-Insight-Asthma---Over-prescribing-is-common-in-intermittent-and-mild-forms-of-asthma.html Introduction Asthma is managed using a step-wise approach, with bronchodilators to relieve symptoms of airflow...

2008-08-01 15:25:00

The authors of a new research review say children with asthma face a number of barriers to participation in physical activity, from family beliefs to school disorganization to their own misperceptions about their symptoms. Dr. Brian Williams of the University of Dundee in Scotland and colleagues concluded that given the multiple benefits of exercise, physical activity is essential to kids with asthma, and efforts must be made to remove these barriers. They reported in the journal BMC Family...

2006-05-10 07:42:22

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A heat exchange mask, designed to improve comfort in cold temperatures, also seems to protect against asthma triggered by breathing cold, dry air, according to a report in the medical journal Chest. Asthma occurs when the airways tighten, limiting breathing. Cold, dry air is one of the most common triggers of an asthma attack. The Qxtec Personal Respiratory Heat Exchanger, marketed by Louisville, Kentucky-based AllergyZone, works...

2005-10-21 19:20:13

Although exercise can trigger asthma attacks in some people, a new review of studies has found that exercise improved cardiopulmonary fitness in people with asthma. "It's safe for patients with asthma to exercise regularly," according to lead reviewer Felix S.F. Ram, M.D., of Massey University in New Zealand. "In our study, those who did showed an increased ability to take up oxygen. They improved their ventilation, which led to improved cardiopulmonary fitness. We found no evidence to...

2005-09-01 13:09:32

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research hints that a large number of Olympic athletes may be using inhaled steroids for exercise-induced asthma when they don't have the condition, while others may unknowingly have exercise-induced asthma and aren't being treated. The findings stem in large part from changes in asthma criteria instituted by the International Olympic Committee's Medical Commission (IOC-MC) in 2001. Prior to 2001, Olympic athletes who using inhaled...

2004-11-27 07:00:00

HealthDayNews -- It's great to be active in the winter, but exercising in cold weather can cause problems for people with asthma. "It's crucial that all asthmatics know about possible triggers. For active men and women, it means being aware of the potential dangers of cold weather exercise," Dr. Abraham Sanders, a pulmonologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, said in a prepared statement. "Winter is already a difficult time for asthmatics because of the increased...

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