You may believe that you cannot exercise correctly or safely if you have asthma. Contrary to widespread assumption, however, it is possible to exercise and get in shape even if you have asthma. The asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Asthma is more prevalent among genetically or environmentally susceptible individuals.
Exposure to allergens, viral respiratory infections, airway irritants, exercise, and exposure to dust mites or cockroaches can initiate or exacerbate an asthma attack.
Asthma attacks can be prevented by taking the following measures:
First, allow smoking or smoking in your home.
Weekly pet baths are recommended.
Once each week, launder your bedding and stuffed animals in hot water.
In the winter, use a scarf to cover your mouth and nose.
If the pollen count is excessive, stay indoors and use the air conditioner.
Obtain a flu vaccine
Wash your hands as frequently as possible.
Know your triggers and how to prevent them so that you can respond proactively.
You may be wondering how exercise relates to asthma now that you are familiar with the condition. Most physicians will advise you to continue participating in sports and fitness. However, to escape attacks, you must play intelligently and take extraordinary measures.
Almost all physicians concur that keeping your inhaler and medication close by is the most effective strategy to prevent asthma attacks while exercising. You should never utilize the inhaler more than three times during a game or activity session. If you spent the night before coughing and wheezing, it is always recommended to limit your physical activity the following day.
The symptoms of IEA (Activity-Induced Asthma) differ in that they manifest after 6 to 10 minutes of exercise and are frequently exacerbated by cold or dry air.
You can participate in various activities if you have IEA, including swimming, walking, bicycling, downhill skiing, and team sports. In addition, a variety of activities are provided to ensure that you get enough physical activity.
Remember that asthma is a natural physiological medical illness that must be prevented and treated with medication; it is not "all in your brain." Therefore, while your physician will be your greatest ally in controlling your asthma, only you can stop the symptoms.
Always employ common sense, take your medication, and assume responsibility. You can still love fitness like everyone else, so don't let it make your life miserable.