Some medical problems can make participating in sport more difficult. For example asthma, diabetes and heart conditions. If this applies to you, we may be able to help. Professor Speed runs an Exercise Medicine clinic at Progress to enhance the capacity for exercise in patients with chronic diseases, those who are pregnant or early post partum, those who wish to lose weight, or to those who wish to optimise their fitness.
Examples of Illness that may affect participation in sport:
- Asthma A respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity
- Osteoporosis A medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.
- Fibromyalgia musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas
- Pregnancy in Sport
Illness related to sport can also be due to doing too much rather than too little. Overtraining syndromes are common and can benefit from specialist assessment in Professor Speed’s Exercise Clinic.