I woke in a daze. How could this have happened? I had simply closed my eyes for a minute. I don’t understand. I kept walking forward. Walking in a daze. My vision was just clear enough so I could recognize the complete chaos of my room. Fighting to stay calm, to think coherently, I took a deep breath and For the first time I was aware of the pungent aroma filling my nostrils. I gagged, eyes watering, bile filling my mouth and then looking down. There was a pool of red liquid. I knew where I was. But surely not I thought to myself, how could this be?
Asthma is a respiratory disease that causes the airways to narrow. It is caused by a spasm in the bronchi of the lungs causing difficulty in breathing. Asthma usually begins with coughing and wheezing and can lead to considerable amounts of fatigue. Activity can provoke an asthma attack. This condition is called exercise-induced-asthma and this is when your airways and lungs are fine whilst you are doing exercise but as soon as you cease activity your airways constrict, causing an asthma attack. This can and has affected many athletes.
Any child or young athlete who suffers from asthma should have an Asthma Action Management Plan that is unique to his or her own condition. This plan should have been created with the help of their health specialist or doctor, so that it can effectively control and monitor asthma episodes. All young adults and children who have asthma should have a ventilin puffer with them at all times in case of an attack.
Those whom suffer from asthma all have different triggers. As a coach it is important to know what triggers an individual's asthma attack to ensure appropriate preventative measures can be used. As said above children who have asthma should have an up to date asthma management plan. Anyone associated with training a child with asthma should be aware of this management plan in case of an attack. Include gradual warm ups and warm downs.
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