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Exercise Induced Asthma Worsened by Dehydration

Spring Fit Tip: Keep Hydrated, Especially Asthma Sufferers

As the weather slowly turns and you start exercising in warm weather it's important to remember to keep hydrated. This is especially important for asthma sufferers as dehydration has been known to make it worse.

Dehydration can cause bronchospasm, a constriction of the lung airways, which can make exercise induced asthma worse. So no matter who you are, try to keep water or sports drinks off hand during all your spring exercise endeavors. Also, if you have asthma, then be sure to have a rescue inhaler with you whenever you're exercising.


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pequeña pequeña 9 years
I try to drink small quantities of water regularly when I'm working out, if not I just get dehydrated. If I drink too much all at once I can't work out either.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
Thanks for the tip!
backnskinnyjeans backnskinnyjeans 9 years
I have asthma too, and never knew this. Thanks!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i definitely agree in the whole keeping kydrated mentality but i'm always afraid that if i drink, i'll get a cramp and that makes me want to stop working out - so in the end i just end up gulping down tons of water right after my workout to keep from falling over.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
i have asthma. good tip!
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
wow, I never knew this...and I have asthma. I drink water all the time though, so maybe that's why it's never been an issue for me.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I've really noticed this lately. I have problems breathing when I work out and lately it's been really hot and dry here (like in the 80s) and I haven't been drinking enough. I've been struggling to get through my runs. Well I finally busted out my trusty huge water jug and have been drinking a ton and i feel so much better!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Great tip! I know it will come in handy for me!
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