Corpus ID: 42540957

[Asthma among elite athletes].

  title={[Asthma among elite athletes].},
  author={Gabriel Bartolom{\'e} Bell{\'o}n and Philippe Reix},
  journal={Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie},
  volume={11 11},
  • Gabriel Bartolomé Bellón, Philippe Reix
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  • Medicine
  • The prevalence of asthma and exercise induced asthma increase in elite athletes of national and international level especially in endurance sports. Prolonged hyperventilation of dry or cold air and increased inhalation of pollutants or allergens could be an explanation. The subsequent airway inflammation which seems to regress in subjects quitting competition differs from classical asthma. This could represent a chronic adaptive response to exercise hyperventilation. With a proper treatment… CONTINUE READING

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