Exercise Induced Asthma

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    Apr 08, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    Im a former professional powerlifter. After contracting phoenumonia (sp?) in 1997 I could not get through a workout without bad asthma symptoms. Pulminary doctors have given me numerous inhalers over the years, which give little relief, and leave you with a feeling of "roid rage", although I never take steroids. I was forced to retire from Pwrlifting and now workouts are less than 1 hr.

    Jerome Bettis had asthma and Im sure plenty more pro athletes do. What are they taking to get through?

    Any advice on what I can take?
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    Apr 08, 2012 6:52 AM GMT
    Three time pnuemonia sufferer here. One almost killed me. Now struggle with exercise induced asthma when I ride my bike.

    Doc has me inhale Combivent(TM) before and after exercise. It's a bronchiodiallator. It works for me. Have you tried that?
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    Apr 08, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    I hear yeah.... had asthma so bad i had to use my puffer 3x just to get to school...... and then i tried alternative stuff. Over the years i've found a number of things that have combined to clean me up. I do a warm up before workouts like riding slower before full out on the bike. I have a coffee without sugar when i have asthma instead of using the puffer. I take garlic when i have pneumonia or viral infections. I take fresh lime juice to as an anti inflammatory so my lungs don't go into spasm.... and i take a nitric oxide type supplement before workouts... This works for me.... it's such an uplifting thing for me to be asthma free after all these years... except for viruses...
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    Apr 08, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    I neglected to mention that i had both regular asthma and exercise induced.
    I was a sick kid.... and a lot of self taught things turned me around in high school. It wasn't until my late 20' when i saw a specialist in TO that wasn't into meds... and then a natural path later on that cleaned up my pneumonia and asthma that i really made gains... but if i'm not careful i can regress.
    Two other things that really helped me are 3 core yoga exercises and a no corn/wheat diet. Now i only eat corn and wheat products when i go out. Check out the leaky gut syndrome.

    I think if you were to change your diet and to switch up your exercise programme to balance your core.... you could easily break this asthma.
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    Apr 08, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    iguanaSF saidThree time pnuemonia sufferer here. One almost killed me. Now struggle with exercise induced asthma when I ride my bike.

    Doc has me inhale Combivent(TM) before and after exercise. It's a bronchiodiallator. It works for me. Have you tried

    that?



    I will look into it, thanks.
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    Apr 08, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    robbee333 saidI neglected to mention that i had both regular asthma and exercise induced.
    I was a sick kid.... and a lot of self taught things turned me around in high school. It wasn't until my late 20' when i saw a specialist in TO that wasn't into meds... and then a natural path later on that cleaned up my pneumonia and asthma that i really made gains... but if i'm not careful i can regress.
    Two other things that really helped me are 3 core yoga exercises and a no corn/wheat diet. Now i only eat corn and wheat products when i go out. Check out the leaky gut syndrome.

    I think if you were to change your diet and to switch up your exercise programme to balance your core.... you could easily break this asthma.



    Thanks for taking the time to offer all that advice. I will try them all, willing to try anything. Thanks a ton!
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    Apr 08, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    Combivent is a combination of albuterol, which is found in the asthma rescue inhalers, and the anticholenergic called ipratropium (same drug class as the brand drug Spiriva). If you try this out, use it about 15 minutes prior to exercising an agan afterwards if needed.
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    I think if you were to change your diet and to switch up your exercise programme to balance your core.... you could easily break this asthma.pet.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    Although my regular workouts do't induce any asthma symtoms, strangely enough when I'm using the rower it will kick in - not with elliptical, treadmill or bike, just the rower???
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    Apr 29, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    Kwokpot saidAlthough my regular workouts do't induce any asthma symtoms, strangely enough when I'm using the rower it will kick in - not with elliptical, treadmill or bike, just the rower???


    Not strange. Rowing is more physically demanding. It requires major effort from your entire body. The others you mention are lower body only. Look at the data in calories burned by various activities and you'll see.
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    Apr 29, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    Hey i neglected to tell you.... always do a warm up... slow steady pace for 5 or 10mins....especially outside in the cold air. Good luck and your welcome.