Hey Guys, I've noticed alot of talk recently on Hooping with medical conditions.
I would like to start A disscussion on how people deal with there Medical conditions while they are hula hooping..
I've had Asthma all my life, my first memorie of the hostpital as a child was when I was 3 years old..
My family was having a yard sale and us kids were running around being kids, and I guess I passed out or something.. I remeber being hooked up to my nebulizer inside the house.. I guess I blacked out.. because all I remeber after that is being in A hospital bed.. and being stuck there for 4 days while they ran tests, it was terrifing, people with masks standing over me, with tubes, and neddles.. pokeing me and shuving the tubes in my nose...
Anyways, I've had asthma all of my life, When I was in school I tryed to be in every sport possible, In middle school I was A cheerleader, I was in vollyball, I did cross country "which only lasted a day because I cant run at all lol" But all of that stoped when I entered high school, Sports were just to hard on my lungs.. everyday after vollyball my throat burned because of how many times i had to use my inhalor..
around the age of 18 i started smoking weed, Before then I was VERY agenst drugs.. but I wanted to try it everyone was doing it, you know peer pressure, anyways, I started to smoke weed...
ever sense then I haven't needed to use my inhalor everyday, sometimes I can go days without using it if I'm just doing normal day things..
But I still have problems with performing.. I would love to hoop for hours on end without worrie about if my inhalor works.. or if I even have one with me... but its not possible.. I was born with asthma.. and its the one thing that slightly holds me back... it has stopped me from accoplishing many hoop dreams.. but I still work at it everyday, and do different stretchs and breathing exersizes for it...
Anyways. does anyone els have A story they would like to share?
Does anyone out there have asthma? Have any cool tricks out there that may help you?
Thanks to all who share there storys :)
same here girl! that's awesome your condition has improved :) i've had asthma all my life too :/ in middle school and high school it got really bad, i was on like 4 meds a day jus for my breathing and was in and out of the hospital A LOT. i started smoking weed everyday wen i was 15... and slowly but surely my asthma evened itself out!! so i'm not really sure if it was the cannabis or i 'grew out of it' a bit. but either way i like to think it was the weed that helped! now i don't even use my inhaler more than once a week, and it feels great.
Oh wow that's awesome!! well I did A report at school on asthma, and I put weed as one of the things that helps it, the THC helps open up your bronchial tubes, and helps by loosening the mucus!
I haven't always had problems, and when I first picked up a hoop, I was fine. I was able to hoop for hours on end in a wonderful bliss. I recently got diagnosed with a heart condition where my heart will loop around into a tachycardia that usually lasts for hours, and includes a lot of palpitations. Even if I am just sitting down, my heart can start racing, and reach up to 220bpm. When this happens when I hoop, I just need to stop and slowly cool down, and drink a lot of water.. and usually that's when I'm done for the day. It's nothing that is life-threatening, however, it can make me pass out if my heart gets too tired from the episodes I have. I don't have any tricks, and am still trying to make the best of it. I wrote a little "blog" post on here earlier this month about it when I was feeling very discouraged. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I think I'm just going to take a break for the winter, and come back to it in the spring, but will continue to practice my isolations and off-body movements. My post is here:
Oh wow, Yeah I remeber reading that :/ I have A friend who was recently diagnosed with pretty much the exact oppisit of what you have, her heart slows down instead :/
Hey think of your body hoop break this way, Your going to get REALLY good At Iso's And off the body stuff!!!
Weird that smoking cannabis could actually help with Asthma o.0 I heard someone say it before but dismissed it as the usual cannabis is a magicalwonderherb argument for legalization (for the record: I'm totally for legalizing for medical purposes but don't feel strongly either way about recreation purposes). But considering that Inhalers are basically adrenaline, I can see how other drugs could help too, when I finally think about it.
My problem isn't as serious as lungs and heart things, aside from a tendency towards anemia that just requires I get more iron. My issue is actually complications from a massive blood clot I had in my leg years ago. I have a condition now called post-thrombotic syndrome, which basically means one of my calves swells to horrible proportions and hurts like crazy. this is a problem with hooping, because it requires being on your feet mostly. When I find it gets bad, but don't want to stop hooping, I lay down and practice foot hooping for a bit. The elevation and working of my leg causes the blood to flow back up to where it needs to be and helps the swelling go down. After a long hooping session, I try to remember to always prop my leg up so the worst of the swelling goes down. some days it's just too painful to hoop at all, but I try my hardest to keep it up. ^^
Cannabis is pretty amazing medicinally. The benefit to asthmatics could be form the deep inhalation training (we inhale deeply, nothing more nothing less) which strengthens the muscles that the lungs use to breathe, or it could come from (or be part of) the fact that cannabis causes coughing and irritates the lungs, but does not cause them to constrict the same way cigarette smoke does, it leaves them open.
I love that you practice foot hooping to get around not being on your feet. That is a most clever way to deal with a painful and annoying situation.
thank you! ^_^ I have to be careful, like when I walk long distances I use a cane to lessen the amount of work my bad leg has to do, which helps a lot. I also prop it up all day at work. I'm still in my twenties, so it's probably a lot easier for me than an older person. My heart goes out to that lady for what she has to go through <3
I have scoliosis and some tricks are hard to do because of this. Also because I have broken my elbow its harder to do elbow tricks. ... Anyways. I believe hooping and yoga has not necessarily helped my scoliosis but it has helped me with the pain. It helps stretch and build muscles.
Thats great that yoga helps!
oh yeah that would suck do you have a full arm cast?
Its not broken anymore but I did have a full arm cast. I guess it just healed funny , so I cant move it certain ways.
currently I don't have half of the cartilage in my right knee, I had to have it taken out almost 2 years ago. i'm also on a waiting list for a meniscus transplant. not that this is some major medical condition but it has affected my hooping & everyday life for that matter actually. the fact my knee is half bone on bone causes a lot of pain after longer periods of time hooping. i have currently post-poned mastering how to hoop on my legs until after my surgery. also i haven't tried this yet but plan to start hooping while sitting & just getting a better feel for off body hooping and new prespective. but in general i just have to take a few more brakes than normal & avoid hooping on my 'bad' days.