Asthma and Exercise

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Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease among children and young adults. There are numerous triggers of asthma. In the physical education field (EIA) exercise induced asthma is a very important disease to understand and help maintain stability. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the linings of the bronchial tubes become inflamed and irritated causing mucus production and the constriction of surrounding muscles. These three factors cause …

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