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ASTHMA AND ATHLETES

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Many athletes struggle with competition due to having asthma. Exercise is in fact one of the most common triggers of an asthma attack. There are different ways however, to manage asthma that is triggered by exercise and having your asthma under control can will allow you to continue to play and breathe easily.

 

Asthma and athletes

ASBESTOS AND THE LUNGS

photo_asbestos150Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that has been used for over 4500 years and is one of the most useful and versatile materials known to mankind. It is also a banned substance in Australia due to its dangerous effects on the lungs and its proven connection to lung cancer and Asbestosis.

 

Asbestos and the Lungs

HOME OXYGEN THERAPY

photo_homeo2150The aim of home oxygen therapy is to increase the levels of oxygen in the blood, relax the blood vessels in the lungs and to avoid the long term conditions that chronic low oxygen levels can cause.

 

Home Oxygen Therapy

BRONCHOSCOPY

 

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A bronchoscopy involves the use of a flexible fibreoptic (video) scope to examine the main airways of your lungs. The bronchoscope will be inserted into your lungs through your mouth, however you will be given sedatives and anesthetic so you will not feel a thing.

 

Bronchoscopy

ASTHMA AND DIVING

asthmadivingThe bronchial narrowing in asthma has the effect of decreasing the amount of air that can be moved in and out of the lungs. This can reduce exercise capacity for a diver, due to the external resistance of his breathing apparatus & the increased gas density at depth.

 

Asthma and Diving

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