Sunday, August 5, 2012

8 Percent of Olympic Athletes suffering Asthma

Who says people with asthma are not able to enjoy various sports activities? The proof, about 8 percent of Olympic athletes have asthma, or suffer the symptoms of asthma airway narrowing.

Wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath are major signs and symptoms of asthma. Most people with asthma are able to control the disease effectively with medication. Asthma affects more commonly the children and gradually improved until adulthood.

According to a study analyzing the information the athletes of the Winter Olympics from 2002-2010 known asthma is a disease that affects many athletes. They usually take asthma medication or sniff sniff type beta-2 agonists.

According to Kenneth Fitch, of the University of Western Australia, a recurrence of asthma in adulthood is normal in athletes who do endurance sports. Intensive training over the years can also trigger asthma.

"Breathing air or cold air berpolutan also an important factor in the incidence of asthma among athletes," said Fitch.

However, athletes who suffer from asthma or airway constriction can still perform well when competing.


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