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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Exercise induced asthma, anybody have it?

    I had a bad bout of bronchitis this past season, and now I have mild-moderate asthma about 10-20 minutes after I'm done working out. It can last up to an hour. It sucks. I'm 37, never had asthma before. I'm hoping that it can be fixed (maybe my "reactive airway disease" from the bronchitis is not fully healed yet), but I've read that exercise induced asthma can be for life. I've read that it can kill you. Aparently it's pretty common. Anybody else experience this?
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    I have exercise induced and allergy induced. I've had asthma my entire life. I think it's a lot more common because of the carcinogens in the air, smoke that you may breathe in and that's about all I know. Just eat as healthy as possible, drink LOTS of water and see where the brings you. I might be way off, but I figure the more water that's in my body the higher my plasma count is. That has to help with the circulation of blood thus causing some kind of breathing advantage. I'm sure I'm completely wrong, but that's why I drink a butt-load of water.
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    I had it bad as a child. Not so much now unless I try to run in really really cold air. I take it you're not a smoker? Have you visited a doctor? Sometimes a couple of prophylactic puffs on the inhaler prior to exercise can do wonders.
    I know you're half-crazy, but I wish you'd go all the way.

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    Exercise induced asthma can be for life. In your situation though, there is a chance it could go away. About 8 years a go I had a horrible virus and after it left, I had problems with even just walking up stairs. I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. I had to use my inhaler all time. 1-2 years later, I was fine.

    What helped me was trying to increase my cardio every day. I also played the flute, which is another greater lung exercise. Anything that increases your lung strength should be helpful.
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    Non-smoker. I visited my family doc after the bronchitis about 9 weeks ago, then again around 6 weeks ago. Going again tomorrow. After antibiotics cleared the bronchitis, I would wake in the middle of the night with asthma attacks. 2nd visit, I was given Advair to relax the muscles around the lungs (I had "reactive airway disease"). Better, no more night-time attacks. Only post exercise asthma. Had one dose left which I took before a 20 mile adventure race (running, climbing, mountainbiking), had no problems. Maybe a longer cycle of advair (or something else) will allow my airways to fully heal and this will stop. This is my hope, I don't want this forever.
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