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A 36-year-old male asked:

do you have asma if you have difficulty breathing especially with intense activity and exercise?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: Exercise induced asthma........Albuterol inhaler will help if taken 15min before exercise.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Depends: At your age and in the absence of diabetes, the problem is more likely respiratory than cardiac. However exercise-induced breathing problem is more likely from asthma but vocal cord dysfunction needs be considered as well. Suggest you consult your doctor or an allergist.

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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

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Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way.
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I'm having difficulty breathing during exercise, what do you think I should do?

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A 36-year-old male asked:

If you have difficulty breathing with intense activity and exercise what could be the cause of it and how can it be completely fixed or minimized?

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Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
See doc in person: Abdulla, there are many things that can cause the problem. Main concerns are heart or lung disease. Most likely thing in someone your age is asthma. But depending on your family and personal history there could be other issues. I recommend seeing a doctor in person, who can do a full history, examine your heart and lungs, and get any tests needed to clarify the diagnosis.
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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty breathing after exercise?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Many causes: I assume you mean what is the cause. It could be lung problems such as asthma or heart problems to name a few. You need an examination.

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