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Gardner, KS
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Yes: Exercise induced asthma........Albuterol inhaler will help if taken 15min before exercise.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 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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Gardner, KS
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 27 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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