Is Strenuous Activity Can Worsen Asthma?
Good night I am asthmatic. I am now 14 years old. I am actively active in various activities, and I really like all the strenuous activities that I live. Now what I want to ask, Is the activity that I do will make my situation worse, even though I like it? Thank you
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Asthma is a trigger for the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is at risk of causing a decrease in air flow in the lungs in the future. COPD patients are likely to have asthma complaints, which is around 40% of COPD patients. So controlling physical condition and preventing triggers of asthma is expected to control asthma itself and prevent chronic lung disease, one of which is by avoiding smoking when smoking.
In asthma patients, several triggers for asthma relapse need to be considered, so avoiding the triggers below will help patients reduce the recurrence and severity of asthma complaints, such as:
1. Avoid allergens or substances that cause allergies and trigger asthma complaints, both from foods that trigger asthma, medications, or due to environmental factors
2. avoid physical fatigue
3. Avoid cigarettes
4. Avoid sleeping late at night
5. get treatment immediately if the flu or cough starts to interfere
6. avoid stress
Regarding your question, in asthma patients, doing challenging activities or strenuous activities is not prohibited, however, what needs to be considered is to adjust the burden of these activities to your physical abilities. When your body is tired, and needs recovery or needs rest, rest. Thus, step by step your body will adjust to these strenuous activities.
By adjusting your physical abilities and strenuous activities that you do, it is hoped that your stamina is not drained away, and is expected not to trigger a recurrence of your asthma complaints or make it worse. So that you are more comfortable and can move well.
However, if you feel this complaint is bothering you more, then you should consult with your family doctor or your lung specialist so that your doctor can examine your condition when asthma starts to bother you. Physical examination and supporting examination will be the basis of care that will be given by a doctor, so that your condition returns to health.
For now, evaluate some of the possible triggering factors for your asthma complaint, control and recognize your body's ability to trigger all the triggers. Also avoid sleeping late, and do sports that support your stamina, such as biking, swimming, or jogging.
Thus the info we can convey.