Health screening in top football Players -Health Checkups

Health screening in top football Players | Health Checkups

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Athletes keep their body fit and healthy, but are they actually healthy? Health screening is must to get the answer of this question on regular basis.

What is asthma?
#It is a disease that hurts the airways inside the lungs.
#Causes the tissue inside the airways to swell.
#Asthma also causes the bands of muscle around the airways to become narrow.
#This makes it hard for enough air to pass through and for the person to breathe normally
#A person having an asthma attack often makes wheezing sounds when trying to breathe.
#There are a lot of risk factors for getting asthma. The exact reasons for each is not yet clearly understood.

A research shows that 97 footballers in England from two Premier League clubs, one Championship club. And a League One club had their lung health tested during pre-season.

Study shows symptoms that present at a meeting of the British Thoracic Society.

University of Kent scientists use lung tests to check football players with symptoms and improved their fitness after treatment.

Famous athletes are seems affected with asthma-related problems. Because of their high intensity breathing.
Experts inform that health checking will prevent later problems.


The researchers also found that their aerobic fitness and performance on the pitch improved.
Twenty seven players found positive for breathing problems. This is also known as asthma.

Healt expert Dr John Dickinson, from the school of sport and exercise science at the University of Kent inform although top football clubs were good at screening players for heart problems. They were not carrying out tests which could identify respiratory problems – which were much more common.

He said,”Clubs can’t depends on players for reporting symptoms. Because they are not always that obvious and sometimes they are consider off as poor fitness”.
Many of those had no previous history of asthma or any other health problem.
When they were treated with perfect medication. Their symptoms were such as
#tightness of the chest
#Coughing after playing
#Reduced breathing stamina
#Lung function.
The researchers used medical tests to hellp the footballers for
#Airway function
#How efficiently Empty their lungs while breath
They were then able to detect asthma-related symptoms accurately and tailor treatment for those affected.
Dr Dickinson said, Improving the health of footballers airways also has other benefits.
“They are less likely to pick up coughs and colds”.

Experts believe it may be connected to athletes exercising regularly at high intensity.
When the air is cold and dry and if there is exposure to air pollution. Or other elements like pollen. This could worsen symptoms but more research is needed to confirm this.

What are the Types of Asthma?

We bring you the most common types of Asthma, Though researchers may invent more with the time.

1)Atopic asthma – Most common form of Asthma
2)Cough-variant asthma- cough is the main sign, many times causes a dry, scratchy, mostly nonproductive cough
3)Work-related asthma – environment at a person’s place of work in which there is a use of lot of smoke or chemicals.
4)Exercise induced asthma – many times the only trigger for an asthma attack
5)Nocturnal asthma- it get worse at night
6)Premenstrual asthma (PMA):is when asthma symptoms get worse during the premenstrual period. This condition may affect up to 40% of female asthma sufferers.
7)Status asthmaticus-This asthma attack gets worse as it goes along and the medicines that are usually used to treat asthma do not work.

1)Rescue medicine : an inhaler (puffer) that is use if a person thinks they are having an asthma attack.
2)Controller medicine : It is a medicine in either a pill or an inhaler taken every day to prevent asthma attacks.
3) There are some Common treatment can be given in a hospital

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