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Can exercise cause pleurisy or just shortness of breath?

Can exercise cause pleurisy or just shortness of breath?

SOB: Exercise can't cause pleurisy which is due to rubbing of the inflamed (usually infected) outer lining surfaces of the lungs. But vigorous exercise can make intercostal muscles (muscles between your ribs) and costochondral joints (where ribs attach to your sternum (breastbone)) sore which mimics pleurisy as it may hurt to take a deep breath or cough. ...Read more

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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Asthma bothers me during exercise, even the least activity causes shortness of breath and tightness in my chest, not just cardio exercises.

Asthma bothers me during exercise, even the least activity causes shortness of breath and tightness in my chest, not just cardio exercises.

Uncontrolled asthma: We don't know what type of asthma you have? At any rate you are still suffering, you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist for better asthma control, meanwhile, if you exercise regularly you need to take a bronchodilator inhaler right before exercise, albuterol (ventolin), call this no in Cairo for an appointment with an allergist/immunologist if you wish, 0122-279-6437, good luck ...Read more

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Can anemia cause shortness of breath when walking upstairs?

Can anemia cause shortness of breath when walking upstairs?

Yes. : Anemia limits your blood's oxygen transport ability, which can make you feel short of breath. Talk to your doc for more insight into your condition, since there are many other cause of breathlessness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Yes: Yes, both short term and long term use can do this. Especially if you have asthma or COPD (emphysema). Just don't do it if you get short of breath when you do it. Chronically, (no pun intended) it can cause other problems as well. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (better by: ...

I am experiencing  shortness of breath (time frame: gradual) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (better by: ...

Shortness of breath: Follow up with doc/ urgent care, you need PFTs ( pulmonary function testing to asses if you have asthma or at least peak flow and EKG to assess if heart issues, if EKG is abnormal you will need an echocardiogram. Alternatively it may be reflux/ GERD for which you could try ranitidine. f/u /w/ doc / urgent care within 24-48 hours ...Read more

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Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina cause? ? History-medical minimal rt lung base collapse hypertension tachycardic at times

Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina cause? ?
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minimal rt lung base collapse
hypertension
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Anemia: Anemia, or low hemoglobin levels, can cause the heart to beat faster and cause shortness of breath with exertion. Heart arrhythmias can also cause tachycardia. Asthma or other lung conditions arent usually associated with tachycardia. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (bette...

I am experiencing  shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (bette...

Mgt: A virtual appointment may be booked online through Healthtap. There are many conditions which may cause your symptoms and a visit with a physician is indicated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (bette...

I am experiencing  shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (bette...

Repost your question: Your question was cut off, please post again. From what is left, it sounds like you would benefit from a further evaluation of your heart and lungs. I would recommend you see your local doctor for further evaluation. If experience severe symptoms, please seek immediate medical care. ...Read more

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Dizziness during exercise (aerobic/cardio/anaerobic) no short of breath nor chest pain what could be the cause ? Hbp tachycardia hyperthyroidism

Dizziness during exercise (aerobic/cardio/anaerobic) no short of breath nor chest pain what could be the cause ?
Hbp 
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Dehydration: Try drinking half your weight in ounces of water. It you weigh 100 pounds drink 50 ounces a day. 150 lbs drink 75 oz aday, etc. See your doctor if after drinking water each day your symptoms persist see your doctor to get your thyroid checked as well as your blood pressure. The Inderal (propranolol) you take may be lowering your blood pressure and pulse more that you realize. ...Read more

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Could emphysema cause increased perspiration & muscle ache during exercise?

Could emphysema cause increased perspiration & muscle ache during exercise?

Possibly: If, during exercise, your oxygen level decreases to below 88%, it may be that the muscles are not getting enough oxygen to meet their demand, and thus, they begin to ache. So, i would check your oxygen levels - if possible - when this occurs during exercise. ...Read more

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What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

Many things: Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to heart problems, lung problems (smoking related, asthma, etc), deconditioning, irregular heart rhythms, vocal cord or upper airway problems. See your doctor, ask if getting a stress test is appropriate due to your age. This is not something one should sit on. ...Read more

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Cause of gradual onset high heart rate? Specifically during exercise with pounding palpatation.

Cause of gradual onset high heart rate? Specifically during exercise with pounding palpatation.

Cardiac evaluation: preferably a basic exam, baseline EKG, exercise stress echo test and other imaging based on findings, I suggest a cardiology consultation ASAP or ER if symptoms are worrisome. ...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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Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause? History rt lung base collapse hbp tachycardic heart palps

Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause?
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rt lung base collapse
hbp
tachycardic
heart palps

Shortness of breath : Your question can't be answered as written. The possibilities are quite broad. Heart disease remains a possibility, as do a large number of lung conditions and blood disorders. It could even be normal depending upon the level of exertion, etc... It sounds like you have enough of a concern and previous history that you should see your family physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it just de-conditioning or can scapular bursitis cause shortness of breath (winded feeling) after relatively mild exertion?

Not your bursitis: Bursitis would not cause shortness of breath. If exercising regularly does not improve your activity tolerance, see your primary doctor. If it hurts to take a deep breath, see your primary right away, or consider urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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If shortness of breath is due to anxiety will it effect exercise like jogging etc?

If shortness of breath is due to anxiety will it effect exercise like jogging etc?

No.: Think about this. If shortness of breath is due to exercise, and exercise is a great anxiolytic, your shortness of breath in general might be improved with exercise. Go for it!! ...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