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Asthma and Sports/Exercising

I am studying Product Design at University and currently researching for a project. I have been looking into the problems with using inhalers whilst exercising and playing sports and how it can be improved. I myself am an asthmastic and have found it annoying having to interupt my exercising to to find my inhaler and use it. I was wondering if anyone else has these kind of problems and what are peoples thoughts and opinions on this matter.

Any comments or opinions would be appreciated.

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Ooo this sounds interesting, I have asthma with exercise being a big trigger and find it a pain to carry around. I got a 'puffapouch' which comes on a string to put around your neck, but when you run it bounces around and gets annoying. I also find it faffy trying to hold onto the mouthpiece cover while taking my inhaler while struggling for breath, I had an easy-breathe where the cover is attached, this was great but didn't get on with the inhaler, a normal MDI with a hinged fixed mouthpiece cover would be great.

Good luck with the project xxx


EIA is one of my problems but my lifestyle dictates that conventional inhalers would get lost or left behind and so I use a sportshaler, best thing I ever found and can't fault or think how it could be improved.


Just googled the sportshaler, it looks great, where did you get yours from?


here make sure you pick the version with the holder, clips to shorts, top etc. I even clip it to a water bottle at the pool with an elastic band


I can't use MDI inhalers as the propellant irritates my lungs, so I use the Ventolin accuhaler instead. I enjoy swimming but I worry about taking my inhaler to the poolside as being a dry powder inhaler I worry about getting it wet. So I guess waterproof cases for dry powder inhalers would be useful.


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