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How Athletes With Respiratory Issues Can Benefit From Nebulizers

Even the fittest athletes can use a little help breathing when they suffer from respiratory issues – and nebulizers are one way for physically active people with issues such as asthma to get the respiratory treatment they need. Nebulizers convert liquid medication into vapor, which makes it easier to deliver the medication directly into the lungs. A nebulizer treatment provides rapid relief, allowing athletes to get back into the game quickly.

Why Would an Athlete Need a Nebulizer?

While athletes are generally healthy, they can experience the same health problems as non-athletes. Some of the world’s most famous athletes have asthma, for example, but it has not stopped them from rising to the top of their sport. These athletes include:

  • David Beckham, soccer
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee, track and field Olympian
  • Greg Louganis, Olympic diver
  • Paula Radcliffe, British long-distance runner
  • Jerome Bettis, football
  • Peter Vanderkaay, Olympic swimmer
  • Amy Van Dyken, Olympic swimmer
  • Tom Dolan, Olympic swimmer

Athletes with asthma may also experience exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). Also known as exercise-induced asthma, EIB is common in athletes who participate in winter sports, endurance sports, and swimming. Medical scientists understand that EIB occurs as the result of rapid breathing (hyperventilation), cold air, and lung inflammation. As with other types of asthma, EIB may be treated and controlled with medications used with nebulizers.

PARI Nebulizer Systems

Nebulizers for Athletes of All Ages

A nebulizer can help a young athlete breathe better during physical activity like after-school sports, playing outside with friends, or participating in Physical Education class.

Nebulizers are great for kids because they require very little effort from the child to deliver treatment effectively. This is especially true when used with a specially designed kids’ nebulizer mask, which frees up a child’s hands during treatments. A kids’ nebulizer mask is smaller and provides a better fit around a child’s nose and mouth, so less aerosolized medicine escapes the mask.

There are no mechanical differences between children’s nebulizers and nebulizers for adults – both deliver aerosolized medications into the lungs. Children’s nebulizers with accessories help little athletes get the treatment they need to breathe better and stay fit and active. 

Athletes of all ages want to get more out of their inhaler or MDI (metered dose inhaler) treatments. MDIs require a special breathing technique. Holding chambers and spacers, like the PARI VORTEX, can help make it easier to take inhaler treatments. PARI’s holding chambers and spacers are designed to ensure less medication is wasted.

Many athletes use a portable nebulizer to get their breathing treatment on the go. Lightweight enough to fit into a sports bag, a portable nebulizer can provide therapy in almost any environment. Athletes can use them in their car, for example, in the locker room, or even on the court or field.

Athletes move at a fast pace, which is why many sports enthusiasts prefer using the patented PARI eRapid nebulizer. This nebulizer’s vibrating perforated mesh system ensures incredibly fast treatment times, along with precise particle sizes that make it easy for athletes to take treatments on the go.

For more information about nebulizers and sports, consult with a doctor. For questions about nebulizers, holding chambers, or aerosol masks, contact the nebulizer professionals at Nebology. Breathe easier during sports, exercise, and general physical activity with clinically-proven nebulizer systems and accessories from Nebology. Take control of your respiratory health – shop our PARI systems, today!

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