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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath After Exercise Or Exertion

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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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I am experiencing shortness of breath and some dizziness after exercise. I am very healthy and stay well hydrated. So what could cause this?

I am experiencing shortness of breath and some dizziness after exercise. I am very healthy and stay well hydrated. So what could cause this?

Dizzy: Probably exercise induced asthma less likely heart related. See your doctor to do breathing tests to see if your lungs are the problem. If so you can be treated with inhalers. If not then a heart work up is next ...Read more

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I have had bad shortness of breath, fatigue after exercise, and constantly feeling like i will stop breathing since wed. What is wrong?

I  have had bad shortness of breath, fatigue  after exercise, and constantly feeling like i will stop breathing since wed. What is wrong?

See doc: It is very hard to know what is going on and how serious it may be without a physical examination and complete medical history. A couple of possibilities include asthma, infection, or anxiety. If this has never happened to you before, i believe this warrants a trip to your health care provider to figure things out. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Why do I get palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue after exercise?

Short of breath: Worthwhile getting checked by your doc for those symptoms. You may simply be out of shape and exercising wrong but being sure something else isn't going on is a good idea. ...Read more

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What could cause chest muscle soreness after exercise and shortness of breath regularly with a diagnosis of small airway disease (never smoked)?

What could cause chest muscle soreness after exercise and shortness of breath regularly with a diagnosis of small airway disease (never smoked)?

COPD: You have a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which isn't your fault but happens to people from breathing the air we live in and/or second-hand smoke and/or bad luck. See your doctor as there are a variety of inhaler treatments that may very well help you. Be gentle with yourself: you're not 18 anymore. You may need to modify your exercise regimen but exercise is still advised. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath when I gain a pound or two or when I exercise less. Is this normal? 

Possibly: De-conditioning occurs when one exercises less and less and then shortness of breath can kick in as muscles have to work harder to accomplish the same work load. A extra pound or two should not cause significant shortness of breath but if you weigh around 100 lbs then 2 pounds of extra weight will have more of an impact vs. Someone who weighs 250 lbs. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more