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Winter Exercise and Speleotherapy for Allergy and Asthma: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
Freidl, J; Huber, D; Braunschmid, H; Romodow, C; Pichler, C; Weisbock-Erdheim, R; Mayr, M; Hartl, A
J CLIN MED. 2020; 9(10):
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Freidl Johanna
Hartl Arnulf Josef
Huber Daniela
Mayr Michaela
Pichler Christina
Weisböck-Erdheim Renate


(1) Background: The prevalence of allergic respiratory diseases is still rising and efforts towards holistic treatments should be made. Although speleotherapy is widely applied in Europe to treat chronic airway diseases, the existing scientific evidence is rather low. Recreational winter exercise has been shown to improve allergic airway inflammation, but little is known about the combined effects of speleotherapy and recreational winter exercise. (2) Methods: In this clinical study we investigated the effects of winter exercise and speleotherapy on adults with allergic rhinitis and/or asthma. The speleotherapy group (n = 23) participated in a ten-day combined winter exercise and speleotherapy program and the exercise group (n = 18) joined a full-day winter sports program. The effects on allergic airway inflammation, quality of life, spirometry and cardiorespiratory fitness were assessed. (3) Results: No significant effects were found for fractional exhaled nitric oxide or nasal nitric oxide. Quality of life (

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