Exercise-specific symptoms How long have you been doing the type of exercise in which you experience these symptoms? Significant ventilatory functional restriction in adolescents with mild or moderate scoliosis during maximal exercise tolerance test. It is generally agreed that to properly diagnose anaemia, a diagnostic test of multiple parameters should be utilised, as opposed to a simple iron or Hb test, and diagnostic algorithms are available [ 60 ]. Which of the following would be the most valuable initial step in the clinical work-up? Mayo Clin Proc ; Have you recently advanced to a higher level of participation e. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol ;
Patients with more severe curves are more likely to experience dyspnoea [ ] but with vigorous exercise, even those with mild to moderate scoliosis are likely to experience decreased pulmonary function [ ].
Common causes of dyspnoea in athletes: a practical approach for diagnosis and management
Sports Med ; J Med Virol ; Athletes who have recently moved up to a higher level of participation may simply be less fit than the others around them, and therefore be breathing significantly harder and feel they are underperforming as a result Do you wheeze or make noises during breathing? Thoracic costotransverse joint pain patterns: For instance, one study in 45 elite marathoners identified 15 athletes with iron deficiency [ 57 ]. Musculoskeletal disorders are a rare source of dyspnoea in the general population, though the physical demands of certain sports can cause injury or exacerbate anatomic deformities, which can ultimately lead to dyspnoea in athletes.