I have asthma and have had it since I was two years old - I am now 46. For the first 18 years of my life I was told, nay instructed by doctors & consultants not to exercise due to having asthma. This led to every conceivable tested & sometimes untested drug being tested on me for a variety of asthma induced attacks & chest infections. Consequently I own very little teeth of my own - all rotted due to said medicines & drugs - yet have no feeling of pain in my mouth.
I can weight train, used to play squash, mountain bike off-road for 50 miles a day, etc, etc without any asthma attacks - yet when I run - I get exercise induced asthma.
Are there any tests, information, exercises, advice, different inhalers, etc that I can use, read, apply for that will enable me to run. I have never really ran at all and would love my cardio fitness to be at a level where I can run off road any time of the year that will not spark off an exercise induced asthma attack or tightness of chest.
My normal everyday peak flow is 650 rising to 720 when I weight train on a regular basis.
In the summer I would like to start off-road running.
I am getting back into the gym next week after a 4 month lay off due to a 6mm kidney stone that was lodged in my ureter and was only operated on the 30th Dec 2011. I now feel recovered enough to go back in the gym.
My workouts will consist on lean muscle gain & cardio function.