Asthma and exercise

Authors

  • Ömür Aydın Division of Immunology and Allergic Diseases, Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara
  • Gülfem Çelik Division of Immunology and Allergic Diseases, Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara

Keywords:

Asthma, exercise, bronchospasm, exercise induced bronchoconstruction

Abstract

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of airways. Exercise is a triggering factor for respiratory symptoms. A majority of patients with asthma might have to restrict their physical activity in daily life due to exercise-induced bronchospasm. On the other hand, exercise has beneficial effects on asthmatic airways. Athletes comprise an important group of patients who might commonly experience exercise-induced bronchospasm due to heavy exercise and have asthma diagnosis. For a long time it is of interest for authorities what the pathogenesis of exercise-related symptoms is and how to approach to these symptoms for making correct diagnosis of asthma. In this paper, relation between asthma and exercise will be assesed from different points of view and pathogenesis, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment modalities will be discussed in lights of literature data.

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Published

2012-09-15

How to Cite

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Aydın Ömür, Çelik G. Asthma and exercise. AAI [Internet]. 2012 Sep. 15 [cited 2022 Jan. 24];10(2):53-62. Available from: https://aai.org.tr/index.php/aai/article/view/197

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Review