Asthma and exercise

Learn about asthma and exercise with tips on how to stay fit with asthma as well as topics like exercise induced asthma, breathing exercises for asthma and more on symptoms, treatment and prevention.

London smog bad for Olympians

Air pollution may aggravate breathing problems among athletes with asthma or a related condition known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Yoga helps ease asthma

Settling into a warrior or tree pose a few times a week seems to improve symptoms and quality of life for people with asthma.

Sweating linked to asthma

Active people who are prone to sweating may have some built-in protection from exercise-induced asthma attacks, a new study suggests.

Asthma common in Olympic athletes

Asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness are the most common chronic conditions among Olympic athletes, affecting about 8% of the competitors, according to a new study.

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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