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A 20-year-old female asked:

Everytime i play soccer, i get out of breath easily. i don't have asthma(according to my dr) and i did a heart test and a lung test, what could this be?

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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Fitness level: Assuming your hear and lungs are healthy, your level of fitness is the likely reason for your shortness of breath. Appropriate diet and bmi are important. Start a regular cardiovascular training program and progress it as tolerated. This will improve your cardiovascular fitness on the soccer field.

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Last updated Feb 16, 2013

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