Asthma and exercise in the elderly

Kerry S. Kuehl, Linn Goldberg

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Obstructive pulmonary disease, including both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, is a significant cause of functional disability in older adults that is often characterized clinically by progressive breathlessness and increasing physical limitations. This article examines how asthma, or reactive airflow obstruction, alters physical capacity and human performance in the elderly, and the role for exercise training in the management of reactive airways disease among older patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-626
Number of pages20
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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