A 44-year-old member asked:
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can a person with athsma exercise?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Generally yes: Most persons with asthma who are receiving therapy & their asthma is well controlled should be able to perform simple exercises. If you plan to participate in endurance sports that require high degree of effort & preparation, then check with a pulmonologist who can perform an exercise study to assess your functional capacity & measure your lung function to give you clearance to participate.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Asthma & exercise.: The answer is yes Some people have exercise-induced asthma and would pump with Albuterol prior to exercising. Likewise, some have cold-induced asthma and would pump with Albuterol before exercising outside in the colder weather.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015

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