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Asthma And Horse Riding
Asthma attack occurring while horse riding only rarely, with no warning, is there a way other than pre-treating to prevent them, as I ride every day?
Asthma: It might be the area where you are riding. Pollen, dust and other allergens are typical causes for asthma. Even humidity might trigger it. Please evaluate your triggering factors and try to avoid them. Prevention is the best treatment. Try to change your track and see if it helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best advice when returning back to horse riding after 7+ months off due to ankle trauma and also now asthmatic. Medication for the asthma is still changing to control it at present time?
Elbow extension: If your elbow is still locked, you need an x-ray. You could try heat and gentle motion with an anti-inflammatory if you don't think it is locked. I would strongly advise an x-ray. ...Read more
Need to get that: elbow medically evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Is it really possible to break your hymen horseback riding? I only have a tiny amount of blood in my underwear after riding my horse could this be why
Sure: Yes that is possible. You could also just be having an irregular period since you are 16. ...Read more
Fractured L3 transverse process 8 weeks ago.No pain 95% of time but lying down can have 'tweak'.If I start back horse riding now can I do more damage?
No. these heal no---: -MATTER WHAT U DO.TRY IT & IF IT HRTS, WAIT A FEW DAYS & HAVE @ IT AGAIN. EVENTUALLY THE PAIN WILL SUBSIDE. ...Read more
Yes: you might get some different opinions on this, but there is no compelling reason - and certainly no evidence to suggest you can't do it. Of course, whether riding horses is ever completely safe (thinking of falls particularly) is also worth taking into account. ...Read more
Maybe: You can probably continue recreational riding, however, sport riding (barrel, roping, racing, etc.) requires control with the knees, which may irritate the damaged cartillage and cause pain, which could result in loss of control. Once the cartillage is repaired or cleaned, your chances of returning to sport riding is much higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of ankle support could I use while horse riding and other activities to give it more support as using a tubular bandage which is not giving any support as still have bad ankle trauma ?
Elizabeth -: I see you asked a lot of questions regarding ankle pain/trauma. I would not recommend horseback riding until you have a diagnosis and treatment plan for your ankle. YOu may be making it worse. The pain you express needs attention. Taking NSAIDS, pain killers and steroids is not so healthy for you….good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See doctor about back pain which told me nothing can be done I had a nasty horse riding accident 6 years ago had physio only 3 sessions as they said it be fine which I am not. Taken nsaid and tramadol?
Alternative care: Sometimes with remote trauma like your horse riding accident scar tissue sets up and can cause a lot of pain. Alternative practitioners like chiropractors, acupuncturists and naturopathic doctors can sometimes be very helpful. In addition, finding a physical therapist that specializes in back pain could be very helpful. I hope you get some pain relief soon. ...Read more
You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems. ...Read more
Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent. Always look for triggers in the environment and i your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms. Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No....: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: The most important factor is genetics, the second is the environment. At least half of the asthma cases are related to allergies, others mostly unknown and often called intrinsic asthma. Tobacco exposure, viral infection, aside from allergic triggers, often exacerbate asthma. For further details check www.Aaaai.Org. ...Read more
Lung testing.: Asthma involves inflammation, muscle spasm and mucus production in the airways. It is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and lung function testing. Patients often complain of chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath. It can occur in any age group, although it is the most common chronic illness in children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inhalers & avoidance: Avoiding things that trigger your asthma, such as dust or animals, can help. Most asthma is controlled with short acting inhalers like albuterol, & long acting inhaled steroids. Albuterol helps acute attacks; inhaled steroids help prevent attacks from happening in the first place. Other meds, such as singulair (montelukast) or oral steroids, are used when these aren't enough to keep it under control. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers