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How am I supposed to exercise when I get out of breath within minutes?

How am I supposed to exercise when I  get out of breath within minutes?

Get physical exam: Perhaps you want to get a complete physical with your family doctor before taking up a serious exercise program -- and your doctor can rule out any problem that may relate to your breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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When I exercise my throat gets sore when I breathe. Within minutes I'm short of breath, coughing and gasping to get a full breath. Normal or not?

When I exercise my throat gets sore when I breathe. Within minutes I'm short of breath, coughing and gasping to get a full breath. Normal or not?

Get it checked out: You definitely need to get this checked out - someone needs to take a thorough history and then do a physical exam, followed by appropriate testing, which may include blood work, a chest X-Ray, lung function tests, or other tests. ...Read more

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When i try to exercise i feel like i'm falling to the left . I get out of breath and no energy very easy . I'm 45 years old?

When i try to exercise i feel like i'm falling to the left . I get out of breath and no energy very easy . I'm 45 years old?

Doctor can evaluate: For balance symptoms, when at rest and/or in motion, a primary care doctor can evaluate, and refer to ENT and neuro doctors as needed. The doctors will look to see if the origin is from the brain, nerves, balance organs, ears, eyes, or even the muscles and joints. About exercise intolerance, the primary doctor can check to see if the lungs or heart are involved, or if one is just out of shape. ...Read more

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I have a doormant asthma for 20yrs now.but i dont think running as exercise is good for me,coz i get out of breath easily & wheeze.any other exercise?

I have a doormant asthma for 20yrs now.but i dont think running as exercise is good for me,coz i get out of breath easily & wheeze.any other exercise?

Uncontrolled: Vs Exercise Induced Asthma, you should be able to exercise without a problem, see an asthma specialist an Allergist/Immunologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Painful achinging legs. really bad when walk up stairs and exercise..also get out of breath very easy...I gets lower back pain often too??

Painful achinging legs. really bad when walk up stairs and exercise..also get out of breath very easy...I gets lower back pain often too??

See an Internist: You need a complete history and physical by a doctor of Internal Medicine. They are trained in diagnosis and a good starting point to sort out your problems, have proper tests done and if necessary seek referral or consultation ...Read more

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I get short of breath on exertion how can I exercise?

I get short of breath on exertion how can I exercise?

See your MD: Of course you breathe faster with exercise but if you become very short of breath with a little exercise say climbing a few steps or getting dressed your doctor needs to determine why now! if this is very serious exercize might be unsafe or require a very long time to build up under supervision. ...Read more

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When i try to exercise i get tired really easily and lose my breath ....

When i try to exercise i get tired really easily and lose my breath ....

See a doctor: It may be that you are very out of shape but it isnt normal for a 25 year old to tire easily and get short of breath. You should see a doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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Hello. I began to exercise last week and was out of breath. It was hard. Will this get easier the more I do it. Thank you. ?

Hello. I began to exercise last week and was out of breath. It was hard. Will this get easier the more I do it. Thank you. ?

Yes,: it should get better with time unless you have a lung condition which will make exercise difficult for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Male 22 when i exercise 150bpm and take a deep breath i get a PVC but only when taking a deep breath?

Male 22 when i exercise 150bpm and take a deep breath i get a PVC but only when taking a deep breath?

Doubtful: I doubt it. Unless you're hooked up to an ekg, you can't really tell. A perfect way to evaluate your symptom is to undergo a treadmill stress test - report to the supervising provider every time you think you've had PVC and you just might be surprised to find that 1)you have many you don't feel and 2)some you feel aren't pvcs. We all have some pvc, but they're not triggered by breathing. ...Read more