Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sports and Nutrition

Sports medicine or sport medicine is an interdisciplinary subspecialty of

medicine which deals with the treatment and preventive care of athletes, both

amateur and professional. The team includes specialty physicians and surgeons,

athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, other personnel, and, of

course, the athlete.

Illness or injury in sport can be caused by many factors - from environmental to

physiological and psychological. Consequently, sports medicine can encompass an

array of specialties - cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, biomechanics,

traumatology, etc. For example, heat, cold or altitude during training and

competition can alter performance or may even be life threatening. What about

the female triad of disordered eating, menstrual and bone density problems, and

the pregnant or the aging athlete? In addition, the management of dermatological

and endocrinological diseases and other such problems in the athlete demands

expertise and sport-specific knowledge. The use of supplements, pharmacological

or otherwise, and the topics of doping control and gender verification present

complex moral, legal and health-related difficulties.

Then there are the

particular problems associated with international sporting events, such as the

effects of travel, acclimatization and the attempt to balance an athlete's

participation and her or his health. Much of this represents new fields of study

where extensive clinical and basic science research is burgeoning.

Finally, prevention is an area of increasingly specialized knowledge, interest

and expertise.

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