Physical activity and the asthmatic

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Title translated into German:Koerperliche Aktivitaet und der Asthmatiker
Author:Morton, Alan P.; Fitch, Kenneth D.; Hahn, Allan G.
Published in:The physician and sportsmedicine
Published:9 (1981), 3 , S. 51-64, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0091-3847, 2326-3660
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Identification number:PU198105014329


Recent studies suggest that avoiding exercise is unwarranted and detrimental for asthamtics. Although exercise provokes bronchospasm in most asthmatics, the severity of exercise induced asthma can be reduced by several factors: control of exercise duration; less intense, intermittent exercise; warm-ups; warmer, humid inspired air; aerobic fitness; and drugs. Regular vigorous activity increases fitness, enhances tolerance to attacks, and provides more social and psychological independence. The recent development of protective medications has made such activity possible for many asthmatics. Preexercise cromolyn sodium and beta adrenergic agonists are recommended for blocking or reversing attacks. Verf.-Referat