Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 139–149

Asthma and athletes

Therapy to compete

DOI: 10.1385/CRIAI:29:2:139

Cite this article as:
Weiler, J.M. & Malloy, C. Clinic Rev Allerg Immunol (2005) 29: 139. doi:10.1385/CRIAI:29:2:139


Asthma presents special challenges to both the athletes who have it and to their health care provideers. This article briefly reviews the problem of asthma—especially exercise-induced asthma—in the competitive athlete, and then describes treatments that are effective in controlling asthma. Drug-doping regulations are explained, as is the worldwide impact of drug doping on competitive athletes who have asthma. This review concludes with recommendations for competitive athletes and their health care providers regarding how to deal with asthma in this patient population.

Index Entries

Exercised-induced asthmaexercise-induced bronchospasmelite athletesports medicinedrug dopingEIAEIB

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© Humana Press Inc 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of IowaIowa City
  2. 2.CompleWare CorporationIowa City
  3. 3.St. Christopher’s Hospital for ChildrenPhiladelphia