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Friday, April 24, 2009

Asthmatics can lead a normal life

The following is a question asked by a humble asthmatic at and my humble answers.

Question: Can a person run or exercises or can he lead a normal life if he or she is asthmatic

Answer: Great question. The answer is a definite Y-E-S! Not only can we asthmatics lead a normal life, we also have the same life span as non-asthmatics.

I can start here rattling off the names of famous asthmatics who never let their asthma stop them: Charles Dickens, John F. Kennedy, jerome Bettis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Isaiah Thomas, Bob Hope, Billy Joel, Calvin Coolidge, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Peter the Great, Daniel Webster, Dennis Rodman, Art Monk, and a ton more.

If you are having trouble managing your asthma, you should call your doctor and talk to him about it. There are plenty of asthma medicines available today to help not just treat asthma symptoms, but prevent asthma altogether so you can live that normal life. With a good doctor, good asthma management, and a good asthma action plan, you should be able to do just about anything you want, including run in the Olympics like Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

I hope this answers your question. Any further questions please feel free to ask.

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