Managing respiratory problems in athletes

James Hull, Les Ansley, Paula Robson-Ansley, Jonathan Parsons

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Respiratory problems are common in athletes of all abilities and can significantly impact upon their health and performance. In this article, we provide an overview of respiratory physiology in athletes. We also discuss the assessment and management of common clinical respiratory conditions as they pertain to athletes, including airways disease, respiratory tract infection and pneumothorax. We focus on providing a pragmatic approach and highlight important caveats for the physician treating respiratory conditions in this highly specific population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
JournalClinical Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


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