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Which Players Suffer From Asthma?

I saw Kvitova using her inhaler at the beginning of her match against Zvonareva.
Isn't asthma a major setback for a player?
Also, does anyone know of any other players who suffer from this condition?

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Re: Which Players Suffer From Asthma?

Doesn't Justine? And that's why she didn't want to go to Beijing Olympics because of their smoggy air?


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Re: Which Players Suffer From Asthma?

Mary Joe Fernandez also has it.

She even did some awareness work for it.

http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-w...ng-with-asthma

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Serena?


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Re: Which Players Suffer From Asthma?

There is a condition known as 'exercised induced asthma' that tends to be more prevalent in athletes than non-athletes, particularly those who have higher aerobic activity incorporated in their exercise. Something like 1 in 15 Olympic athletes suffer from it. It's treatable, particularly compared to the more generic form of asthma (the one you stereotype with the wimpy kid in P.E.).

For example, Jackie Joyner-Kersee had asthma, and she was clearly one of the greatest female athlete's of her era. A lot of distance runners and cross-country skiers have the exercise-induced variety, which (I gather) relates to your lungs being used beyond their limits.
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Re: Which Players Suffer From Asthma?

Venus?
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Doesn't Justine? And that's why she didn't want to go to Beijing Olympics because of their smoggy air?
Yes, she has asthma.
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Interesting.
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Re: Which Players Suffer From Asthma?

Justine for sure.. Petra also?

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Re: Which Players Suffer From Asthma?

I'm not sure if Alize has asthma, but definitely has breathing problems. Most likely is asthma though.
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There is a condition known as 'exercised induced asthma' that tends to be more prevalent in athletes than non-athletes, particularly those who have higher aerobic activity incorporated in their exercise. Something like 1 in 15 Olympic athletes suffer from it. It's treatable, particularly compared to the more generic form of asthma (the one you stereotype with the wimpy kid in P.E.).

For example, Jackie Joyner-Kersee had asthma, and she was clearly one of the greatest female athlete's of her era. A lot of distance runners and cross-country skiers have the exercise-induced variety, which (I gather) relates to your lungs being used beyond their limits.
Is she the one who died of stroke?

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Is she the one who died of stroke?
Florence Griffith Joyner. Seizure, I think.
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Is she the one who died of stroke?
Her sister-in-law Florence Griffith-Joyner had some kind of epilepsy, and she died during one of those seizures when she was in her 30s.
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Venus, I think.

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