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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have breathing problems and get easily winded no matter what i do. the other day my chest hurt and it hurt worse every time i took a breath. what could be my problem?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
It could be asthma, allergies or just that you are out of shape and need to improve your general health and exercise routine. I'd start by seeing a pulmonologist, a doctor who specializes in lung problems. He can order testing to see if you have any lung problems that limit your respiratory reserve. More rarely can be cardiac in origin, but that would be very unusual at your age.

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