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Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Biomédicas

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SAILEMA TORRES, Ángel Aníbal et al. Negative effects of water sports on asthma. Rev Cubana Invest Bioméd [online]. 2017, vol.36, n.2, pp.102-110. ISSN 0864-0300.

Asthma is a chronic disease that consists of inflammation of the airways. It causes coughs, chest pains and trouble breathing. Asthma still has no cure, but it is possible to control it. Although there are many studies that discuss the benefits of sports practice in asthmatic patients, this review article states that physical activity, depending on what is performed and the conditions under which it is performed, may have adverse effects for asthmatics. In fact, the practice of physical activity can cause asthma in itself, is the so-called exercise-induced asthma or EIA.

Keywords : Asthma; indoor swimming pool; EIA (exercise-induced asthma).

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