Managing Your Child's Asthma During Sports

Asthma can affect your child's ability to breathe normally, especially when they're engaged in physical activities. But having asthma does not mean that your child can't be physically active, the health and social benefits of taking part in team sports are too important to pass up. Your child's asthma symptoms can be successfully managed with the help of our Conroe, TX, pediatrician, and you can learn more by reaching out directly to Dr. Ayotunde Faweya of Northside Pediatrics Associates.

Recognizing Asthma

During normal uninterrupted breathing, every breath travels through the nose and into the lung's airways, which are small passages that help distribute oxygen into the bloodstream. But for those who suffer from asthma, the inner lining of these passages can become inflamed and filled with mucus disrupting their ability to breathe.

This difficulty with breathing is one of the most common signs of asthma, along with wheezing, tightness in the chest, and coughing while sleeping or laughing. Symptoms can be especially pronounced when engaged in physical activity, like when practicing sports.

Not everyone will experience asthma the same way so it's important to speak with your child's doctor if you are concerned.

How Our Pediatrician Can Help

In order for your child to safely take participate in sports their asthma must be well managed and under control. This process typically begins with a diagnosis, which can then guide the treatment.

There is no cure for asthma, but it can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes, such as learning to recognize and avoid potential triggers.

If your child suffers from allergies, then the doctor will also work to get those under control as these could trigger asthma symptoms.

Bronchodilators, medication taken with an inhaler or nebulizer, can be prescribed to treat sudden symptoms, and can also be taken prior to exercise to reduce the chance of flare-ups.

Child Asthma Treatment in Conroe, TX

You can dial (936) 270-8655 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Faweya of Northside Pediatrics Associates in Conroe, TX, if you are looking for help managing your child's asthma symptoms.

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