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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

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 more

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Lung (Definition)

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

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Why does the bottom part of my lung hurt when i run? I use an inhaler but still happens.

Why does the bottom part of my lung hurt when i run? I use an inhaler but still happens.

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

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Visit the emergency department for X-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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Use pain medications as directed
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When running my left pectoral area starts to hurt. Maybe my lung?

When running my left pectoral area starts to hurt.  Maybe my lung?

May be or geart: It may be heart or lung could be bones or muscle rule out heart first by ekg stress test. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Carefully research best options, follow vs. biopsy
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Could you tell me why my lungs sounds weird after going for a run?

Could you tell me why my lungs sounds weird after going for a run?

Asthma ?: It's not just kids who get asthma. There is an exertional type with onset in adults. Usually this is easy to treat with an inhailer. Best get checked out to know for sure and to discuss the best approach to a definitive work up and course of remediation. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

See Doctor for Evaluation
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Evaluate Smoking Status
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Ensure Proper Follow Up of Nodule
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