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Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,150 doctors shared insights

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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26 y/o woman, exercise 5-6 days a week, 16% body fat. Sometimes after i exercise I have heart pain, dizziness and shortness of breath. Is this normal?

Heart pain: Heart pain should be evaluatate by a cadiologist
it is normal to feel some chest senstion and shortness of breath with very intense exercise. Questions to consider: does it recover quickly, does it radiate? Does it stop you from exercising. ...Read more

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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

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Is it necessarily a bad sign if I have shortness of breath during exercise?

Not a bad sign: No shortness of breath in an otherwise
healthy individual would be related to
level of fitness
as you get into better condition you will likely be able to exercise longer and at a higher
intensity than before without getting short of
breath. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good exercise to help shortness of breath?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good exercise to help shortness of breath?

Any exercise: Any exercise will help - it's best to do something you enjoy and avoid anything you have to force yourself to do. I find walking with my mp3 player is very relaxing and enjoyable. Start with an easy distance and work up to a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week or more. ...Read more

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Iam having chest pains with shortness of breath and also my body becomes exessive sweat.

Go to the ER: Chest pain in conjunction with sweatig and shortness of breath is a very concerning symptom combination. While your age and medical problems may put you in a lower risk category, and the tests that you had can exclude some things, you should still be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Can gastritis give you shortness of breath nausea and palpitations?

Can gastritis give you shortness of breath nausea and palpitations?

Gastritis: Is inflammation of the lining of the stomach.It may cause nausea but not palpitations of shortness of breath.

Heart disease can cause palpitations, nausea, shortness of breath along with chest pain radiating to l shoulders, arm hand and jaw and associated profuse sweating, dizziness and sense of impending doom ( or any combination thereof). ...Read more

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What can it mean if i experience severe shortness of breath during exercise?

See your doctor: Consult with your physician before starting an exercise program that causes symptoms of severe shortness of breath. It may just mean that you need to change the intensity of the exercise, but seek medical direction before proceeding. ...Read more

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How do you truly define shortness of breath? Im confused can you give me an example?

Dyspnea: Shortness of breath, or dyspnea, is a feeling of difficult or labored breathing that is out of proportion to the patient's level of physical activity. Someone who has pneumonia or emphysema will often be sob while at rest with associated increased breath rate and heart rate. They also feel anxious because of this. ...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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Dry, painful cough and your shortness of breath gets worse when you exercise Could mean what ?

Dry, painful cough and your shortness of breath gets worse when you exercise Could mean what ?

Exercise-induced ast: ... asthma (or EIA) jumps to mind as a possible cause of your symptoms, given your age. However, there are many other causes of cough & shortness of breath. We're not set up to give a diagnosis in this platform, so use HealthTap Prime to go over your symptoms & medications & condition with a live doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. You may need blood &/or pulmonary tests to confirm. EIA treatable ...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.
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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: ...

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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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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Every time i sprint, run up the stairs or exercise i get shortness of breath. Why?

Exercise: Burst exercise causes rapid heart rate increase shortened diastolic period, increased residual pulmonary vascular resistance and mechanical resistance yielding shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Why do I get shortness of breath everytime i sprint, exercise or run up the stairs?

Oxygen consumption: The higher the demand the higher the need. More effort needs more oxygen & energy then there is a need for air & shortness of breath sensation.
The more you do and endurance (resistance) increases less effort & less sensation. ...Read more

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Can you have an episode of anxiety that can give you shortness of breath 24/7 even if you don't have GAD ?

Can you have an episode of anxiety that can give you shortness of breath 24/7 even if you don't have GAD ?

Anxiety: Lots of things can cause this. Speak to your parents and see you doctor for a complete check up including breathing tests to be sure its not asthma ...Read more

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I experience shortness of breath during exercise.I'm taking 10mg of montelukast prescribed for my daughter.It helps somewhat. Any suggestions?

I experience shortness of breath during exercise.I'm taking 10mg of montelukast  prescribed for my daughter.It  helps somewhat. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: I agree with dr rand that seeing a pulmonologist would be helpful, but as a family doctor i recommend starting with your family doctor. Your problem is likely to be handled just fine by them, for less cost. It is important to have a primary care physician who knows all about your health in order to put the pieces together and provide you with the best all around care. ...Read more

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Would a pulled muscle in my left shoulder give me shortness of breath?

Shoulder: There is little reason for a pulled shoulder muscle to cause shortness of breath unless the real pain was coming from a thoracic attached muscle like latissimus. ...Read more

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I had a few hours of exercise. I didn't feel anything wrong during but after I felt a wheeze in my breath and shortness of breath. First occurrence ?

I had a few hours of exercise. I didn't feel anything wrong during but after I felt a wheeze in my breath and shortness of breath. First occurrence ?

Bronchoconstriction: Your symptoms are consistent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (aka exercise-induced asthma). This does not mean you necessarily have asthma. A major goal is to ensure that exercise is not avoided. As your cardiovascular condition improves this may resolve. It it persists or worsens you should see physician for possible medications/inhalers to use and determine need for further testing. ...Read more

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Does brown mucus and shortness of breath always point to copd? Ten year smoker. No exercise. Age 24.

Does brown mucus and shortness of breath always point to copd? Ten year smoker. No exercise. Age 24.

COPD at age 24: Is highly unlikely, but having bronchitis or sinus infections or other problems related to smoking is very likely. Your body is trying to give you a message - it would be a very good thing for you to listen to it. If you are worried, your doctor can do simple office-based test to reassure you that it is not permanent damage to your lungs (yet), but what you really need is to stop smoking;. ...Read more

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I am sometimes woken up by tightening and squeezing pressure under my rib cage and around my whole body, with shortness of breath?

Symptoms: There are multiple possible causes for what you describe. The best course would be to see your doctor and be evaluated. Suggesting specific possibilities here without information won't be productive for you. ...Read more

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