One goal of treating asthma is to help you maintain a normal and healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and other physical activities. By taking asthma medication according to the prescription, avoiding triggers, checking symptoms, and seeing how well your lungs are working, you can achieve them. If you cannot be active because of asthma symptoms, talk to your doctor about asthma. Small changes in the plan for asthma may be needed to relieve asthma during exercise or other activities.
Go for the convenient ones
Team sports, including short-term explosions such as volleyball, gymnastics, baseball and wrestling, as well as individual or group entertainment such as hiking, biking and hiking are good. Swimming is also a good choice because you usually breathe very warm and moist air when you do it. This is also a great way to build your upper body strength.
Activities such as soccer, running, basketball and field hockey, may not be that easy. Cold sports such as ice hockey, cross-country skiing and ice skating can also pose challenges. However, many asthmatics can fully participate in this activity.
Before you start any exercise, talk with your doctor. This will help you decide which activities are best for you. He will develop an action plan that tells you what to do before training and if you have symptoms during exercise.
Controlling Asthma while Exercising
Always use your asthma medication (inhaled bronchodilator or chromolin) as specified in the Asthma Action Plan before you start exercising.
- Do a warm up exercise and let it cool down after exercising.
- Exercise indoors in cold weather or wear a mask or scarf on your nose and mouth.
- In cases of allergic asthma, avoid exercising outdoors if pollen or high air pollution.
- Limit exercise if you have a viral infection such as a cold.
- Practice at the level that is right for you.
Staying active is important for your physical and mental health. Remember: Asthma is not an excuse to avoid exercise. With the right diagnosis and the most effective treatment, you should be able to use an exercise program without asthma symptoms.
Attack while exercising
Your doctor may talk to you about physical. That can happen if you have asthma or not. In this case, your respiratory tract shrinks and you have asthma symptoms during exercise such as cough, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, etc. In this case, stop and follow the instructions in the Asthma Action Plan. Make sure the life-saving inhaler is comfortable and use it as soon as possible immediately after symptoms appear. If your symptoms don’t improve, call an ambulance.
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