London: Experts have discovered that over half of athletes suffer from asthma caused by exercise. According to the figures, the rates are nearly seven times higher than in the UK general population where the asthma rates are around 8 per cent.
“Athletes appear to develop a special kind of asthma which involves injury to the airways,” the Daily Express quoted Professor Connie Katelaris from the University of Western Sydney, a specialist in the exercise-induced asthma, as saying. “Athletes need to be screened properly for this problem and those who experience breathing problems need to be seen by specialists in this area to get proper treatment,” Katelaris added. The figured were revealed at a recent conference of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in London. ANI
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