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A 28-year-old member asked:

could breathlessness and tightness in the chest be asthma as the underlying cause?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes....: Both these symptoms could be due to asthma but there are many other possibilities as well. An evaluation by a physician would be needed to be certain of the reason for these symptoms in your case and to render the appropriate treatment.

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What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

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Several: You should not have chest pain when taking a deep breath or on swallowing. You better get checked.
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Is it normal to have chest pain after running?

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Horrible-- I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma?

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