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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 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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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What to do for pinching pain and locked elbow while horse riding?

What to do for pinching pain and locked elbow while horse riding?

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

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Can you give me advice for pinching pain and locked elbow while horse riding?

Can you give me advice for pinching pain and locked elbow while horse riding?

Need to get that: elbow medically evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do about ankle pain after horse riding?

What can I do about ankle pain after horse riding?

Saddle riding: It may be the conditioning prior to riding or the technique that may be causing your ankle pain inside the stirrups. Make sure only the ball of your feet is secured on the saddle. Also, bracing your ankle before, during and icing afterward can help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is horse riding safe while pregnant in 1st trimester?

Is horse riding safe while pregnant in 1st trimester?

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

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Is it safe to go horse riding with heart failure?

Is it safe to go horse riding with heart failure?

Yes: As long as it does not involve too much exercise on your part. Make sure you have a companion, and that medical help is not too far. ...Read more

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Could cartilage damage in my knee stop me from horse riding?

Could cartilage damage in my knee stop me from horse riding?

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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

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How to cure asthma?

How to cure asthma?

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

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Can asthma be cured?

Can asthma be cured?

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 more

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Is asthma communicable?

Is asthma communicable?

No: It is not; asthma is the body's response to allergens or irritants in the air. Individual's responses to these stimuli vary widely, but they are not shared. ...Read more

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Is asthma a disability?

Is asthma a disability?

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 more

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What's cause of asthma?

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

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How is asthma diagnosed?

How is asthma diagnosed?

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 more

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How to control asthma?

How   to control asthma?

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 more

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