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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Good Cardio Workouts For People With Asthma

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are good cardio workouts for people with asthma?

Could you tell me what are good cardio workouts for people with asthma?

Asthma: Any that you tolerate. Every asthmatic is not the same nor do they have the same triggers. ...Read more

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I have really strong asthma and i really don't do any workout. I wondered if swimming could be a good option?

I have really strong asthma and i really don't do any workout. I wondered if swimming could be a good option?

Yes: Work with your physician, but swimming can help as long as the pool isn't chlorinated (in which case it may make it worse). If swimming is not an option due to chlorine, walking, biking, etc all work. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use an inhaler for albuterol pre cardio workout if you don't have asthma?

Is it ok to use an inhaler for albuterol pre cardio workout if you don't have asthma?

No effect: A person without asthma who uses an albuterol inhaler will not experience any respiratory benefit. However, that person would likely experience the common side effects such as tremor, increase heart rate and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended workout program (cardio / weights / weight machines) for someone diagnosed with small airway disease / asthma? If so, what?

Is there a recommended workout program (cardio / weights / weight machines) for someone diagnosed with small airway disease / asthma? If so, what?

Recommendation: Make sure you take your chronic medicines. Take your short-acting medicine before exercise, and do an incremental exercise as you can tolerate. Only avoid food you can be allergic to, eat and live healthy and avoid begin around smokers. You'll be fine. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is good to help control asthma?

What is good to help control asthma?

Inhaled steroids: Once persistent asthma has been disgnosed, the primary controller is an inhale steroid. This can reduce your need for a rescue inhaler (alberterol) as well as reduce your visits to emergency depts. ...Read more

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What medicine would be good to take for my asthma?

What medicine would be good to take for my asthma?

Depends: Of ocurse you will probably need a "rescue" inhaler for attacks.However, you must be properly diagnosed so that the issue of persistentn asthma is ruled out.If not you may need a "controller" steorid inhaler to prevent attacks.Get diagnosed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what humidity is good for asthma?

Humidity: Declining humidity can reduce mite growth in the carpets, that is why relative humidity should be maintain at 50% or little below. Tips: by regularly opening the window in dry climate or air-conditioning in humid climate. If nose becomes dry-use nasal saline drops. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if you have asthma?

What is a good way to determine if you have asthma?

Talk to your doc: Diagnosing asthma involved a good medical history as well as spirometry testing. Some conditions may mimic asthma so evaluation by a physician is necessary to rule these out before labelling the condition as asthma. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises are good if you have asthma?

Asthma and exercise : With today's availability of treatment options, asthmatic patients should lead a normal life including exercising when their disease is well controlled. In general, asthmatic should avoid environments that could trigger an attack (cold air, high pollution...), or sustained high effort exercises. Use bronchodilater before exercise; warm / humid environments, do long warm-up before exercise help. ...Read more