Children with Asthma Should Not Decrease Their Level of Play

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that kids who suffer from asthma should not decrease the intensity in which they play sports. According to the article, kids with controlled asthma tend to not play as hard as kids without asthma, in fear they may provoke an asthma attack. The article explains the benefits of asthmatic kids maintaining an active lifestyle, including: 

  • An increase in number of symptom free days
  • A decrease in the severity of asthma
  • A decrease in the risk of childhood obesity
  • An improvement in the child’s social skills

 If you or family members are experiencing asthma-like symptoms, go to your nearest FastMed Urgent Care to seek treatment and diagnoses.

 

Reference: 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323551004578439043947421404.html?mod=rss_mobile_uber_feed

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