A short article on asthma and exercise caught my eye in the morning paper today. The gist of it was that asthmatics should be able to exercise as any other person would. This is of course very true in the vast majority of cases. What got me was the very last sentence : ""Exercise-induced asthma should be regarded as a marker of poor control and a need to increase fitness rather (than) as an excuse for inactivity"".
Now, it is very true that experiencing EIA means that the asthma is generally not under control. And yes, being physically fit is good for everyone and even helps breathing. BUT, I thought it was rather irresponsible not to mention that it is imperative to get the asthma under control with medication BEFORE attempting to get into shape if you are having symptoms when exercising. I don't want to over-hype it, but it seems like dangerous advice to me.
Any thoughts? Is it normal to think that that was a little bit off?