Hi, I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis a year ago but I have lots of other problems - pain mainly in my joints - chronic and sometimes severe. To help ease this I was going to try some gentle swimming again (used to swim for the county in my youth - hence my nickname) but have recently read that chlorine and other chemicals in pools have a detrimental effect on lungs. A study on young swimmers who swam regularly showed a much higher level of asthma and other lung problems than non-swimmers. Has anyone else heard/experienced this?
Hope you are all keeping warm in this long winter.