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Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) – Upper Respiratory Infections

Exercise-induced bronchial obstruction is also known as exercise-induced asthma (EIA). This disease is one that occurs most in asthmatic persons. An exercise-induced asthmatic attack can be brought on by exercise in some individuals and can be provoked in others, on rare occasions, during moderate exercise. The exact … [Read more...]

Bronchial Asthma – Upper Respiratory Infections

Bronchial Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases, bronchial asthma can be caused from a number of stressors such as : a viral respiratory infection emotional distress barometric pressure or temperature changes exercise inhaling a noxious odour or the specific exposure to an allergen. Symptoms and signs: … [Read more...]

Bronchitis – Upper Respiratory Infections

The inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchial tubes is called bronchitis. It occurs in both acute and chronic forms. If occurring in an athlete, bronchitis is more likely to be in acute form. Acute bronchitis usually occurs as an infectious winter disease that follows a common cold or other viral infection … [Read more...]

Mononucleosis – Upper Respiratory Infections

Infectious mononucleosis is an acute viral disease that effects mostly young adults and children. Infectious mononucleosis, commonly called “mono”, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes group. It has a major impact on athletes as it can produce severe fatigue as well as raise the … [Read more...]

Hay fever or Pollinosis – Upper Respiratory Infections

Hay fever or pollinosis, is an acute seasonal allergic reaction to the air-borne pollens. Hay fever can occur during the spring as a reaction to the tree pollens such as oak, elm, maple, alder, birch and cottonwood. During the summer grass and weed pollens are the culprits. In the fall (autumn), ragweed pollen is the … [Read more...]

Pharyngitis – Upper Respiratory Infections

Acute inflammation of the throat or pharyngitis can be related to the common cold, influenza, or a more serious condition such as mononucleosis. The Epstein-Barr virus of mononucleosis or the streptococcus bacteria in the condition of scarlet fever or tonsillitis can be the cause of pharyngitis. Streptococcal infection … [Read more...]

Influenza – Upper Respiratory Infections

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is one of the most persistent and debilitating diseases. It mainly occurs in various forms as a yearly epidemic, causing severe illness among the populace. Influenza is caused by myoviruses classified as type A, B, and C. Type A influenza is the most common, causing serious and … [Read more...]

Sinusitis – Upper Respiratory Infections

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Sinusitis can stem from an upper respiratory infection caused by a variety of bacteria. As a result, nasal mucous membranes swell and block the ostium of the paranasal sinus. A painful pressure occurs from an accumulation of mucous producing pain, headaches and … [Read more...]

Infections – Upper Respiratory

Infections The word ‘cold’ is used in everyday terms to cover a variety of respiratory infections. The common cold is the most prevalent of all communicable diseases. It is referred to as an upper respiratory infection. There are more than 100 different rhinoviruses that cause colds. Colds are transmitted … [Read more...]