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Breathing Problems In Running Sprints
Probably: exercise induced rhinitis. This is a form, and more common than you think, of non-allergic rhinitis. It appears to be related to hyperactivity of "cholinergic" glands. Review this with your doctor as there are treatments. Alternatively, it also could be related to an exposure in your exercise environment too. ...Read more
Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?
Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking short distance or going up steps and
hills causes very bad burning calf pain,shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?
Unusual for your age: Your symptoms are quite unusual for a 17 year old patient. These symptoms suggest cardiovascular disease with narrowing of arteries supplying the lower extremities and heart, conditions which don't cause symptoms at 17 years of age. Severe obesity could cause symptoms like this without cardiovascular disease. You need to see your physician as soon as possible for a careful evaluation. ...Read more
Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. Pain that is most noticeable with climbing stairs (down or up) is usually related to chondromalacia patella. Physical therapy to help strengthen your quadricep muscles can be very helpful for this condition. ...Read more
Sob, difficulty breathing when running or randomly. All heart tests clear.Albuterol not working& ongoing turbinate hypertrophy.Allergies the cause?
Could be normal.: It could be normal for your heart rate and respiratory rate to increase significantly during exercise and for a little while after you stop exercising. As long as your HR and RR return to normal shortly after stopping sport, then it’s probably fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lhermittes sign be from excessive exercise? Ex.Stair running, sit ups, weight lifting, sprints, etc?
Lhermitte phenomenon: Is a transient sensory symptom described as an electric shock radiating down the spine or into the limbs w/ flexion (forward movement) of the neck, but can occur with the least movement of the head or neck. Most frequently encountered in ms, can also be seen with other lesions of the cervical cord ( tumors, cervical disc herniation, myelopathy and following trauma). ...Read more
Can lhermitte's signal be caused from extreme exercise with the head in prone position(raised slightly as in stair climbing, sit ups, running uphill)?
Unusual: Really must explain why only the posterior columns in the cervical spinal cord are afflicted, and your description does not fit usual causation patterns. See your neurologist, and get further testing. ...Read more
Shortness of breath especially after climbing stairs, feels like breathing in cold air, lungs hurt, pain in upper back between shoulder blades?
Symptoms : See your doc to evaluate possible causes for your symptoms. Don't ignore those symptoms. ...Read more
Play tennis 3times a week eat relatively healthy walk around uni campus, burning chest wheezing and coughing after running laps around a field?
Asthma bothers me during exercise, even the least activity causes shortness of breath and tightness in my chest, not just cardio exercises.
Uncontrolled asthma: We don't know what type of asthma you have? At any rate you are still suffering, you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist for better asthma control, meanwhile, if you exercise regularly you need to take a bronchodilator inhaler right before exercise, albuterol (ventolin), call this no in Cairo for an appointment with an allergist/immunologist if you wish, 0122-279-6437, good luck ...Read more
Non specific: One who gets short of breath from anything find it harder to breath in the cold. Patients with heart disease may find walking in cold weather puts more stress on the heart and get short of breath or chest pain. Patients with asthma or COPD may get more short of breath in the cold as cold air can trigger bronchospasm ( airway narrowing) & get short of breath. You should be seen by your doctor asap. ...Read more
Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is a bigger issue between the extra stress on the tendon when going uphill and the strain on the anterior muscles of the leg and overall balance when going downhill. ...Read more
Perhaps it could.: At the least you are putting yourself at long term risk for environmental lung disease due to chronic high-level exposure to those toxins. And some environmental lung diseases could lead to cancer. The point of exercise is to try to breathe clean, fresh air. I'd seek out another running route, if I were you. ...Read more
Should be evaluated: Depending on your age and condition this may or may not be normal for you. You may need to be checked for lung and heart disease among other things. See your doctor for a risk evaluation and if indicated consider a stress test. Not all cardiac disease causes typical chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how to fix my knee and back pain and breathing problems for running cross country?
No: Can't fix those on the internet. Sorry. ...Read more
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