Asthma involves chronic (long term) inflammatory disorder of the airways; breathlessness, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest are associated with this condition.
The airways become narrow which disrupts and obstructs airflow. This narrowing can be reversed either spontaneously or with treatment.
The narrowing of the airways caused by:
– Swelling of the inside lining of the airways
– Increased mucus production combined with inflammation
– Tightening of the muscle around the airways.
Asthma is a long-term lung condition that can be controlled but cannot be cured. Children with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which react to triggers causing a flare up, also known as an asthma attack. Symptoms vary from child to child but typically include breathlessness, tight feeling in chest, wheezing or coughing. These symptoms usually occur at night, early in the morning or during/just after physical exertion.
If you have any concerns about your child and exercise please get in touch with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who can develop a suitable exercise program.
Learn more about the benefits of exercise and asthma here – https://www.mvfit.com.au/our-services/exercise-physiology/asthma/