Postedby:Allison Strouse, MS, AT, ATC on Sep 19, 2018
When we breath, air is commonly moistened and heated in our nasal passages. Often, during physical exertion, athletes will breathe more through their mouths rather than their noses, so the air they inhale is colder and dryer. For some people, this irritates and narrows the airways, leading to asthma symptoms.
Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic blood disorder, yet millions of people do not know they have sickle cell trait, because the trait usually does not cause illness. If you and your partner both have sickle cell trait, there is a 25 percent chance with each pregnancy that your child could be born with sickle cell disease.
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