Posts Tagged ‘trigger bronchospasm’
1. My child has asthma. Should you play sports? Should you take any special precautions?
- Most children with asthma can do all kinds of sports because, although the performance does not improve asthma, improves physical and psychological condition. Not all asthmatics can perform intense exercise.
- Therefore, the physician should monitor the exercise tolerance to indicate the proper practice of a sport and should ensure that treatment is successful.
2. My child has exercise-induced asthma Should you sport? Should you take any special precautions?
- There is talk of exercise-induced asthma when breathing difficulty evident for 5-15 minutes after making a sustained effort for 5-10 minutes. The most frequent trigger of this crisis is the less common athletics include swimming and cycling.
- Some environmental conditions, acting simultaneously with the exercise, can trigger bronchospasm, such as: cold, humidity and pollution.
- Patients with exercise-induced asthma should practice exercises of short duration (less than five minutes) and effort prior to treatment with adrenergic stimulant (salbutamol, terbutaline, …), as well as a background therapy (cromoglycate or inhaled corticosteroids) . These treatments should be indicated and monitored by a physician.