The Role of Physical Aerobic Activity in Controlling Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in Children and Adolescents with Asthma

Walid Kamal Abdelbasset, Abbas Elbakry A. Elsayed

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2021;11(4):484-487.
DOI: 10.21103/Article11(4)_BR2
Originally published December 10, 2021


Asthma, one of the major widespread chronic disorders among children and adolescents, has become more prevalent recently. The common manifestations of this disorder are caused by inflammatory airways that lead to airway restriction and lung hypersensitivity causing dry coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, all of which are combined with sleep disturbance, impaired physical activity, and reduced quality of life. The main goal of this brief review was to identify the associated variables that affect the management of asthma disease in children and young adolescents and to identify the role of physical aerobic exercise in the treatment of asthmatic children. The current review was based on prior research published in English databases such as Google Scholar, PubMed, and Embase in scientific articles published between January 2010 and October 2021 with the keywords "asthma," "children," "adolescents," "breathing episodes," "physical activity," and "physical exercise." Regular physical aerobic exercise training with moderate intensity has been shown to improve pulmonary functions, life quality, psychological conditions, and reduce asthma symptoms and EIB in children and adolescents with bronchial asthma.

asthma • children • adolescents • physical activity • exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
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Received November 1, 2021.
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