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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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How to quickly treat difficulty breathing after exercise?

How to quickly treat difficulty breathing after exercise?

Shortness of breath: Some level of shortness of breath is normal after exercise. But if it is disproportinate or dysnea on exertion is not normal. You need work-up to rule out blocks in heart arteries. ...Read more

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Why do I feel chest pain and have difficulty breathing after exercise now?

Why do I feel chest pain and have difficulty breathing after exercise now?

Concerning. : Without knowing you better, it's difficult to say precisely but you should absolutely have yourself check out by your doctor. The symptoms you describe could be heart related. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing after exercise like walking up ramp?

Difficulty breathing after exercise like walking up ramp?

Get it checked out: It can be as simple as being out of shape or as difficult as asthma or as dangerous as a heart attack. Find out! ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way. ...Read more

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After exercise I have difficulty breathing in with stridor. I often faint after exercise. I've had this for 10 years, asthma ruled out. Any ideas?

After exercise I have difficulty breathing in with stridor. I often faint after exercise. I've had this for 10 years, asthma ruled out. Any ideas?

Exercise anaphylaxis: I agree that you should have a stress test to be certain there is no problem with your heart. The most likely diagnosis, however, is exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Stridor is due to laryngospasm - swelling around the vocal cords. Loss of consciousness could be due to that or low blood pressure. These are symptoms of life-threatening anaphylaxis. Don't exercise until you see a qualified allergist! ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more