chapter  13
19 Pages

Clinical Assessment of Athletes

ByKhursheed N. Jeejeebhoy, Farida M. Jeejeebhoy

Cardiovascular Abnormalities ..................................................... 388 13.4.3 Dehydration and Electrolyte Deficiencies.................................... 388 13.4.4 Asthma ......................................................................................... 388 13.4.5 Arrhythmia .................................................................................. 389 13.4.6 Renal Failure ................................................................................ 389

Athletic activities have been a part of competitive amateur and professional sports for years. Recently, the health benefits of exercise have resulted in an increasing number of previously sedentary persons participating in athletic activities. Older sedentary individuals are engaging in athletic activities to lose weight, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, prevent diabetes, and correct progressive muscle wasting referred to as sarcopenia.