Asthma and high-level sport are not incompatible

Health 15 December, 2017


Published the 15.12.2017 at 17: 00


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Asthma treatment or doping ? Christopher Froome has undergone a doping control during the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain last September. The results are positive, the level of bronchodilator salbutamol goes beyond the authorised thresholds. However, this product is also used in the treatment of asthma. Christopher Froome had reported having asthma in 2014.

Asthma and intense physical exercise

The intense physical exercise as it is practiced in top-level sport can cause asthma. Studies have shown, in the image of the one published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015. Three disciplines would be particularly favourable to the development of asthma: the cross-country skiing, the fact of the dry air and cold weather, swimming, because of the vapours of chlorine, and the triathlon.

Scuba diving is contraindicated

Christopher Froome is not the only athlete who has asthma. Louis Saha, a professional football player, is suffering from asthma since childhood. For people with asthma, the practice of sport is recommended. It allows you to operate all the respiratory muscles.

Was avoid however, the scuba diving, because under the water, the air in the bottle cold and dry weather can cause an asthma attack. However, it is impossible to take a treatment during the dive.

If you have asthma and play a sport, wheezing or coughing after exercise are the symptoms of a possible asthma attack.