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This detailed source offers allergic and airway stipulations visible in leisure and aggressive athletes-covering themes from exercise-induced bronchial asthma to chilly air-induced rhinitis.

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It does appear that some older individuals will demonstrate hypoxemia with exercise at work levels (metabolic demands) at which this is rarely observed in the young adult [63]. However, it should be appreciated that there is a progressive fall in Fig. 10 Alveolar and arterial partial pressures during incremental exercise in an average fit group of subjects (, peak exercise only, peak VO2max = 42, mL kg–1 min–1) relative to that found in a group of endurance athletes (, n = 8, peak VO2max = 73 mL kg–1 min–1) and a group of relatively fit older adults (, n = 19, peak VO2max = 42 mL/kg/min).

Is There a Late Response after Exercise-Induced Asthma? Noe Zamel 137 8. Treatment of Exercise-Induced Asthma: β-Agonists Nancy K. Ostrom 141 9. Treatments of Exercise-Induced Asthma Other Than β-Agonists Sheldon L. Spector 159 10. The Role of Exercise Training and Conditioning in Patients with Asthma William H. Baker and John M. Weiler 179 11. Exercise and Rhinitis William C. Howland III and David M. Lang 197 12. Sinusitis in Athletes Jeffrey R. Leipzig and Raymond G. Slavin 207 13. Upper Airway Disease Masquerading as Exercise-Induced Asthma Mark T.

Chodilation secondary to vagal withdrawal [113]. Some controversy continues to exist about the mechanism of exercise-induced bronchodilation; other factors may contribute to the small changes in airway diameter, including sympathetic stimulation or epithelial-derived factors, such as nitric oxide [78]. The later may be induced by lung stretch, or also delivered to the lung from other sources. C. Changes in Resistance and Compliance, Work, and Oxygen Cost of Breathing Resistance is defined as a change in pressure for a given flow change, and compliance is a volume change for a given pressure change [82,113].

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