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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What causes difficulty breathing in a swimming pool for asthmatics?

    Even after using a preventer, what would cause the feeling of a brick on your chest, or feeling you cant breathe, once you get low enough in the water, that is the water reaches the lower ribs. Dreadful pressure, even just sitting in the water, not moving at all.
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  • Massimo Mirabile

    Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist

    My name is Massimo Mirabile and I am a qualified physiotherapist as well as an exercise scientist and accredited exercise physiologist. I completed a Bachelor … View Profile

    It is the chlorine they use in the pool, I think, that causes difficulty breathing in the swimming pool for an asthmatic.

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