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My Lungs Hurt When I Run
Why do my lungs hurt when i run? I have a history of asthma and take my medication before i workout. Is it possible that the pain will decrease as i c
Uncontrolled asthma: It is likely that your asthma is not adequately controlled, causing you to have symptoms when you are running. Please see a lung specialist for full assessment of your lung function to find out if your symptoms are due to exercise induced asthma or other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Maybe a "stitch": It may not be related to asthma. To prevent this from happening, avoid eating just prior to running, breath deeply through your mouth, avoid carbonated drinks, avoid cold weather running, start out at a slower pace, and use good posture while running. Good luck and run on! ...Read more
Occasionally when I run, the bottom of my right lung hurts at an inhale. It is a sharp strong pain. It lasts a few seconds then it goes away. ?
Not to worry: The lung has a slick lining called the pleura. There is a fluid that lubricates the interface and occasionally a small area is either irritated or for some other unknown reason the fluid is temporarily absent and the lung sticks. >>> sharp pain with inhalation which is lung movement. ...Read more
I've been experiencing chest/lung pain as if when you run and you get shortness of breath and your lungs hurt but I haven't been doing any of that?
Help docs? Why is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and i feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?
Problem with cold?: Sounds like you have poor tolerance for cold weather, usually exaggerated by exercise. You may also have what is called "exercise induced asthma" A more detailed history and examination is needed to make the right diagnosis. Treatment could be as simple as using an inhaler before running. Try not to postpone it too far off. ...Read more
For what reason is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and i feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?
Exercise asthma?: There is a condition called exercise induced asthma. It affects people only when they exercise. It is not uncommon in high level athletes (especially those in winter sports). Though this may not be your problem, I would recommend you get checked by a physician to rule this out. Good Luck ...Read more
Every time i go running i get extremely bad pain around my sternum and ribs/lungs. It hurts when i breathe deeper and shortness of breath.
With exercise Induced Asthma why when your running does your Rib/Lung area hurt even if taken the inhaler before activity and hurts still after sport?
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