Episode 2: Diet and Nutrition
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Asthma is a condition that affects the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. The tubes become oversensitive. Anyone can get it and no one knows what causes it.
It is very common, 470,000 people in Ireland have it. The usual symptoms are difficulty in breathing, a tight feeling in the chest, wheezing, coughing.
It can be brought on by colds, exercise, change of temperature, dust or irritants in the air or by an allergy.
For more details on managing this condition contact your General Practitioner or The Asthma Society of Ireland, www.asthmasociety.ie
Information supplied by:
Dr. Tadhg O'Sullivan
Sports Physician and General Practitioner. Team doctor to the Munster Rugby team with a practice based in Cork city.