Running outdoors with asthma? This makes it harder to breathe during the pollen season

Graduality is important

If you have not played sports before, it is worthwhile to switch to a more active lifestyle with asthma, and it is not only worthwhile, but also highly recommended! Exercises increase lung capacity and endurance, as well as improve respiratory function.

Do you drown out quickly during training due to poor fitness or asthma?

However, the body needs to gradually get used to the movement. If you have asthma and have not exercised before, it is recommended that you first consult your lung doctor on how to do this safely without exercising with increasing asthma symptoms or possibly an asthma attack.

In addition to exercise, it may be appropriate to change your medication. Your doctor will also tell you what medication is needed before, during and after your workout in order to exercise without a complaint.

Therefore, asthma symptoms may worsen in the spring

In the cooler months, more people choose indoor exercise, gyms, but with the arrival of spring, we prefer to play sports outdoors. In such cases, however, it may come as an unpleasant surprise to us that the workout is harder, we run out sooner, there is a shortness of breath and a cough. This is often due to high pollen concentrations.

Dr. Györgyi Potecz said that the peak season of the spring pollen season is due. At this point, the pollen spraying of the birch can also peak. In addition, pollen from sycamore, oak, beech, pine, and grasses may also cause symptoms next month. High pollen levels can be felt even by a healthy body, but asthmatics are more sensitive to it. Pollens can also act as triggers, just as air pollution, tobacco smoke, stress, or cold air can increase asthma symptoms.

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This way you can play sports again without complaints

If we give up training due to increasing asthma symptoms, we can expect deteriorating lung function over time, more asthma medications may be needed, and other diseases caused by obesity and sedentary lifestyles.

Dr. Györgyi Potecz therefore advises that if your asthma symptoms get worse during or after exercise, do not stop exercising, but ask your doctor for advice on safe exercise. By modifying the treatment plan, it is possible to prevent complaints during sports. If symptoms or their seasonality have not occurred previously, the possibility of a relevant allergy to asthma should also be considered. In such cases, proper treatment of the allergy is also necessary in order for our complaints to disappear.

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