is a complex syndrome whose main features include an airflow obstruction
in varying degrees, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and inflammation
of the airways. Your triggers are primarily allergens, drugs, viruses,
smoke snuff and cold and moisture.
treatment is pharmacological, followed by chest physiotherapy and
avoidance of exposure to allergens, all accompanied by physical exercise
course, much feared by patients with asthma.
with asthma should not refrain from physical exercise simply
for their asthmatic condition because the exercise, conducted in a
manner appropriate to their condition, can bring many benefits.
in general, is not a limiting factor for exercise. However, some people
with asthma have a poorer physical condition than expected for their
may be due to:
-Poor nutritional status due to steroids
factors such as psychological unbalance
of physical exercise in asthmatic patients are:
physical fitness and exercise tolerance itself, because it improves
the ventilatory demand, the maximum capacity to exercise and aerobic
hyperventilating which is caused during the performance of physical
effort is reduced or less severe as the physical condition improves.
exercise helps to reduce anxiety and nervousness caused by the attacks.
That is, providing psychological benefits. Even in severe asthmatics
the reserve capacity of the lungs is greater when there is an improving
in the overall physical condition.
activity in asthmatic children improves mental and physical development,
psycho benefits facilitate to the children their integration into
their social group and teaches them to prepare for a healthy life
we start a physical activity for the first time we all get tired,
we feel fatigue and shortness of breath.
patients, both children and adults who have not played sports before,
these feelings are even stronger.
, so that over time they learn to distinguish between normal breathlessn
the adaptation of the patient with asthma to sports should be very
gradualess by intense exercise and the sensation of drowning by
an asthma attack.
the prescription of an exercise program for patients with asthma,
to be complete, accurate and not a source of injury, should improve
at least three basic physical qualities of the human body, so that
the amendments made on the body lead to an overall and well planned
of prescription for exercise should focus on improving endurance,
strength and flexibility of the asthmatic patient, which ultimately
it will help him to have a better quality of life.
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