[Bronchial asthma in high-performance athletes].

  title={[Bronchial asthma in high-performance athletes].},
  author={Arthur Helbling and Ulrich Christian M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin},
  volume={39 2},
Bronchial asthma is as frequent among high performance athletes as in the general population. We requested information from 2961 athletes of national or international level about these matters and received 2060 answers. From these, we identified 146 athletes (7.1%) with exercise-related deep respiratory airways symptoms. Athletes subject to hay fever (42%) suffer significantly more often (p less than 0.001) from such symptoms during exercise. 80% of these 146 cases had an insufficient… CONTINUE READING

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