South West Sports Trainers Association

Asthma

Asthma is a disease of the airways. The tubes that carry air to your lungs narrow during asthma attack.  

Symptoms that can occur during or after exercise 

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Breathlessness
  • Tightness in the chest

Prepare for exercise

  • Make sure your day to day asthma is well controlled
  • Use your asthma reliever medication 5-10 minutes prior to warm up (speak to your doctor for advice)
  • Always warm up with light exercise and stretching for 10-15 minutes before you play sport
  • Always cool down 

Management of exercise induced asthma during activity

  • Stop what you’re doing and follow your asthma action plan. If you don’t have an action plan take your reliever medication as directed by your doctor (best to take medication by spacer) 
  • Rest for 5 minutes. Only return to the activity or exercise if symptom free. If the symptoms don’t go away use your reliever medication again. If this doesn’t work get further medical assistance (hospital if required)

Call an Ambulance in an emergency if

  • Finds it difficult to breath
  • Unable to speak comfortably or lips are turning blue
  • Has symptoms that get worse very quickly
  • Is getting little or no relief from their reliever medication

ALWAYS CONSULT A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL.  This information is a resource and provides an overview. It’s not a substitute for medical advice and you should always see a trained professional practicing in sports medicine, your doctor or seek assistance of the hospital if the injury/ health concern requires urgent attention

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  • Our next Meeting is proposed for Wednesday 30th of June. We welcome a talk from a local Osteopath. This will all depend on Covid Rules at the time.  
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