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Medical Problems of the Athlete

  • Jeffrey L. Tanji

Abstract

Medical conditions among athletes and physically active individuals encompass a broad spectrum of problems commonly seen by the family physician. The diagnosis, management, and attitudinal approach toward these patients might reasonably be assumed to be the same as for any other patient; in fact, however, it is not always the case. Some medical conditions are improved with exercise, others may be exacerbated by certain types of activity, and for others the interaction of medication and physical activity may require a tailor-made design for the intensity, duration, and frequency of exercise. The focus of this chapter is to examine in some detail the medical problems associated with asthma, the athlete’s heart, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia and other blood disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders associated with exercise.

Keywords

Physical Activity Physical Fitness Ventilatory Threshold Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial Treadmill Stress Test 
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