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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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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


Dr. Tony Su
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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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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Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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