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Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Not a good idea

If your lungs are normal, they maintain the appropriate balance of keeping your small airways open/closed.
The mechanism is designed to keep toxic fumes/materials out of sensitive endpoints in the lung.When used without need, they increase your hearts work /rate & saturate the lungs sensors.Overstimulation can make these sensors less reliable.Any med strong enough to do good can do the opposite

In brief: Not a good idea

If your lungs are normal, they maintain the appropriate balance of keeping your small airways open/closed.
The mechanism is designed to keep toxic fumes/materials out of sensitive endpoints in the lung.When used without need, they increase your hearts work /rate & saturate the lungs sensors.Overstimulation can make these sensors less reliable.Any med strong enough to do good can do the opposite
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Depends

Short acting bronchodilators will help some non-asthmatics if they have a cause of bronchospasm (COPD, bronchiectasis, etc).
Patients with other lung diseases will benefit less and those with no lung disease have no benefit and some risk from the drug itself. If you are using it to gain an advantage in a competition it won't help, and could get you a ban from amateur athletics.

In brief: Depends

Short acting bronchodilators will help some non-asthmatics if they have a cause of bronchospasm (COPD, bronchiectasis, etc).
Patients with other lung diseases will benefit less and those with no lung disease have no benefit and some risk from the drug itself. If you are using it to gain an advantage in a competition it won't help, and could get you a ban from amateur athletics.
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