Exercise & Asthma

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EXERCISE AND ASTHMA

  • An asthmatic should not avoid physical activity.
  • Exercise is good for asthmatics but can occasionally trigger an attack.
  • Patients should use the reliever medicine ( Salbutamol inhaler) before beginning their exercise routine.
  • Swimmingis a very good exercise for asthma.
  • Children with asthma should be taught proper breathing exercises (like abdominal breathing, balloon blowing, incentive Peak flow meters).
  • If any exercise makes the patient very breathless, then he should consult his doctor for an appropriate medication.