Exercise and bronchoconstriction


Exercise is a common trigger of bronchoconstriction and asthma, especially in children. It is linked to hyperventilation, which results in increased osmolality in airway lining fluid and triggers mast cell mediator release, resulting in bronchocontriction (narrowing of the airways). Exercise induced bronchoconstriction usually begins after exercise had ended and recovers … Continue reading

Rheumatic diseases and exercise


Rheumatic diseases include over 100 disorders that typically affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Some rheumatic diseases can also affect internal organs, like systemic lupus erythematosus or scleroderma. The most common representative of this group of diseases is rheumatoid arthritis.  Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that … Continue reading

Exercise and Arthritis


General Description of Arthritis There are three types of arthritis in the adult population: (1) gouty arthritis, (2) osteoarthritis, and (3) rheumatoid arthritis.  Regardless of the type, however,  its most common complication  is joint damage. In fact, if a person mentions that s/he has arthritis, to listeners and observers alike,  … Continue reading