Navigation Links
Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids
Date:5/18/2010

Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

TUESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Intense exercise can provoke the onset of temporary lung problems and other symptoms typically associated with asthma in children who are not actually asthmatic, new research reveals.

The findings -- based on an analysis of 56 healthy children with no prior history of asthma -- builds on prior research that suggested that adults can similarly develop bouts of wheezing and reduced pulmonary function following vigorous exercise.

"The results of this study indicate that short bouts of heavy exercise do cause a decrease in lung function testing in healthy children without a history of asthma or allergies," Dr. Alladin Abosaida, study lead author and hospital clinician at the University of California's Irvine and Miller Children's Hospital, said in a news release.

Abosaida and his colleagues were slated to report their findings Monday at the American Thoracic Society conference in New Orleans.

The authors engaged the participating children in exercise regimens designed to evaluate exercise-induced asthma as well as general aerobic capacity.

The research team found that after exercising almost half the children displayed at least one abnormal pulmonary function result. They noted that such abnormalities were typically the result of bronchoconstriction -- a tightening of the primary airways through which air passes into and out of the lungs.

Abosaida expressed surprise at the findings. "We did not expect to see pulmonary function abnormalities after short periods of heavy exercise in such a large number of healthy children in our subject population," he said.

The team indicated that more research is needed to ascertain the exact mechanism driving the exercise-related lung dysfunction they observed.

More information

For more on asthma and children, visit the National Institutes of Health.



--Alan Mozes



SOURCE: American Thoracic Society, news release, May 14, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. BodyBolster Presents Innovative 47 Exercises to Manage Aging
2. Sinovac Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option
3. Fitness Expert Lisa Druxman Introduces Mama Wants(TM) DVD Exercise Series
4. More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging
5. Dr. Al Sears, MD, Reveals the Truth About Modern Exercise
6. Girls Soccer Injuries Plummet After Exercise Program
7. Exercise May Lead to a Smarter, More Successful You
8. Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
9. Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis
10. Coffee, Exercise Fight Prostate Cancer
11. Kids in Home-Based Day Care Lack Exercise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... , ... PKF O’Connor Davies , LLP, the nation’s 26th largest accounting ... Firm, will participate in the 40th Annual "Empire State Building Run Up" on Feb. ... steps, a vertical distance equal to about a fifth of a mile, to reach ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Ultimate ... K-20 Education Summit to be held March 23-25, 2017 in Tampa, and reminded ... 2017. , The keynote speakers include Dr. Michelle R. Weise, executive director of ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... The iaedp ... for healthcare treatment providers who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems, ... The Presidents Council consists of the leading eating disorder treatments centers located throughout ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... Washington, Dc (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 ... ... at American University is taught by healthcare management and evaluation leaders with decades ... from fee-for-service to pay-for-value in the United States healthcare system, there is a ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... The ... America for the scientific development, healthcare training and clinical application of medical infrared ... 2017 AAT Member Certification Qualification Courses for Technicians, respectively. , For the first ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2017 Endo ... Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today filed a joint motion ... of California seeking the entry ... Stipulated Order resolves all disputes between the FTC and ... into in connection with its Opana® ER and Lidoderm® ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... Jan. 23, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... The interventional radiology products market ... 6.35 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 4.8%. This market ... The major factors driving the growth of this market are rising ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... TORONTO , Jan. 23, 2017 ... both 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and ... from Health Canada enabling the North American commercial ... (MIGS™) system for spine surgery, the 7D Surgical ... employs cutting-edge 3D optical technologies and machine vision ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: