oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Effects of asthma: Exercise induced asthma and the sportsman
|Article Title||Effects of asthma: Exercise induced asthma and the sportsman|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Paediatrics, University of Orange Free State|
|Publication Date||Jan 1982|
|Pages||7 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Airway cooling, Bronchoconstriction, Bronchodilation, Bronchospasm, Cystic fibroses, Duration of exercise, Expiratory volume, Hyperventilation, Hypocapnia, Lactic acidosis, Pharyngeal receptors, Respiratory distress, Severity of exercise, Sodium cromoglycate, Sympathomimetic bronchodilator drugs and Wheezy bronchitis|
Asthma is a disease that is characterised by increased responsiveness of the bronchial tree to a number of stimulae. Of the known triggers of asthma, allergens and exercise have been extensively studied. Both are powerful and natural occurring precipitants, but exercise is a potential factor in the daily life of every asthmatic.
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