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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How to quickly treat difficulty breathing after exercise?

How to quickly treat difficulty breathing after exercise?

Shortness of breath: Some level of shortness of breath is normal after exercise. But if it is disproportinate or dysnea on exertion is not normal. You need work-up to rule out blocks in heart arteries. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing after exercise like walking up ramp?

Difficulty breathing after exercise like walking up ramp?

Get it checked out: It can be as simple as being out of shape or as difficult as asthma or as dangerous as a heart attack. Find out! ...Read more

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Why do I feel chest pain and have difficulty breathing after exercise now?

Why do I feel chest pain and have difficulty breathing after exercise now?

Concerning. : Without knowing you better, it's difficult to say precisely but you should absolutely have yourself check out by your doctor. The symptoms you describe could be heart related. ...Read more

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I do exercise chest stretching..Two days I have chest pain.Breathing difficulty.Small Panic attack occurs & numbness tingling on face...help indeed!!

I do exercise chest stretching..Two days I have chest pain.Breathing difficulty.Small Panic attack occurs & numbness tingling on face...help indeed!!

Likely from exercise: of course of your chest pain occurs after the exercises, then it is mot likely related to the exercises. and on exams , the pain will most likely be reproduced. breathing difficulty needs to be examined by a doctor to see if you oxygen level and other vitals are also abnormal or not. it is only after careful exams can we decide what is going on with you. ...Read more

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Breathing difficulty after bending over, should I be concerned?

Breathing difficulty after bending over, should I be concerned?

Sometimes: Abdominal contents are squished by bending, that pushes over the diaphragm giving you that sensation. ...Read more

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I have breathing difficulty from anxiety help?

I have breathing difficulty from anxiety help?

Breathing: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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Breathing difficulty from anxiety, what to do?

Get professional : Help. Breathing can be impacted by anxiety ; especially by panic disorder. Try this simple breathing relaxation exercise. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if needed. Anxiety disorders are definitely treatable! ...Read more

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Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Yes: Kyphoscoliosis can cause what is called restive lung disease. May have symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, recurrent infections, lack of oxygen. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


Dr. Govind Sharma
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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

Breathing difficulty can be caused by problems anywhere within the airways, from the bottom of the lungs to problems at ...Read more