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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

Better asthma contro: Exercise is a very common trigger of asthma and sometimes despite taking albuterol before a work out, this is not enough to prevent symptoms. Checking peak flows before and after a work out may assist in determining if this is asthma or another condition. The pain/discomfort will likely persist unless the underlying cause is treated. ...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.

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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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Lungs hurt after running or bike riding. How to prevent this?

Lungs hurt after running or bike riding. How to prevent this?

Get checked out: You may have exercise induced asthma, and all other treatment/ suggestions would be futile. Always start new exercise slowly and listen to your body. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and i feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

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

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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

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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

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Why does my chest hurt when i run?..and i am only 16 years old

Why does my chest hurt when i run?..and i am only 16 years old

Deconditioning: or asthma, are two possible causes. Heart issues could also be the culprit, and although unlikely, warrants a visit to your doctor to sort this out. Best wishes ...Read more

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Sometimes my chest hurts, i'm just wondering why? I have chest pain lots of times. Usually it's after a run, or if i'm doing something at a fast pace.

Sometimes my chest hurts, i'm just wondering why? I have chest pain lots of times. Usually it's after a run, or if i'm doing something at a fast pace.

Uncertain: Chest discomfort that occurs with exercise always raises concern that there may be a problem with the heart. However there are many things that can mimic a heart condition such as stress, musculosketetal strain, or gerd. I would recommend an evaulation by a physician. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt after running in the cold?

Airways constricting: Lungs that exposed to the cold usually causes a narrowing of the airways, called broncho-constriction. In some cases it may a sign of asthma. Chest pain in general should be taken seriously and may be a sign of underlying heart issues, so seeking medical attention is important. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i run, the left side of my chest starts to hurt. How do I prevent this?

Cardiologist : I recommend seeing a cardiologist ....The cardiologist can put you on a treadmill and see hat your heart looks like when it hurts... Have to make sure heart is getting enough oxygen during stress... If your heart is ok, then anything else it could be, will likely get better. ...Read more

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When i start running or jogging after five minutes my heartbeats are going faster and my chest hurts , why ?

When i start running or jogging after five minutes my heartbeats are going faster and my chest hurts , why ?

Probably Normal: It is normal for your heart rate to increase with exercise. Chest discomfort with exercise may not be normal but it is unlikely that a 19 yo has significant heart disease. You are probably just out of condition. Establish with a health care professional to get checked out just in case. ...Read more

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My chest always hurts when its cold out and i run out of breath easily. Why does this happen ?

My chest always hurts when its cold out and i run out of  breath easily. Why does this happen ?

See below: This could be a sign of asthma and you should see your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello I have a crackling sound when i breath out and my chest hurts a little it started after i went for a run yesterday about 1.35 miles it was 2c.

Hello I have a crackling sound when i breath out and my chest hurts a little it started after i went for a run yesterday about 1.35 miles it was 2c.

Cannot diagnose: If this keeps up or you have additional symptoms develop would see a doctor and be examined. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Im a atathletic i run track and gymnastics and cheer when i run a lot my chest begans to hurt really bad what's going on?

Acid reflux: As long as cardiac issues have been excluded by md the usual cause is reflux. Especially athletes with intense fitness regimens, good workout can have a unpleasant side effect: acid reflux. Wait usually two hours after eating.Eat sensibly before exercise. Avoid foods that increase risk of acid reflux, like chocolate, citrus juices, caffeinated drinks, and spicy or fatty food. ...Read more

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My lower back pain feel really hurt. It's hard for me to make a bow, and it feels better if i puffed my chest. I also just had run. What happenned?

My lower back pain feel really hurt. It's hard for me to make a bow, and it feels better if i puffed my chest. I also just had run. What happenned?

Consider: You may have over stressed your muscles, or herniated a disc. Getting a massage, straightening out the fibers of your back muscles, applying an ice pack, taking an anti-inflammatory, visiting a chiropractor, may all help. ...Read more