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Why do I always wheeze while running?

Why do I always wheeze while running?

Possible Asthma: Sometimes exercise can cause the smooth muscle surrounding the airways to be "twitchy" and reactive. This narrowing of the airway lumen can cause turbulence of airflow and lead to wheezing. This is referred to as exercise-induced bronchospasm and can be treated with a bronchodilator like albuterol. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more


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What can I do to to stop wheezing and coughing after running?

What can I do to to stop wheezing and coughing after running?

Yes- See Your Dr.: Yes there is although it sounds like you might have asthma and may need an inhaler to use when you exercise. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I started wheezing during the middle of a running race. Do I have asthma?

I started wheezing during the middle of a running race. Do I have asthma?

Possible EIB: Exercise induced bronchospasm (eib) or exercise induced asthma is likely. Speak to your pcp about getting an albuterol inhaler to try prior to exercise as a preventative therapy. Make sure they teach you how to use it. ...Read more

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Why is it that i feel dizzy like i'm going to keel over and wheezing a lot after running a hundred yards?

Why is it that i feel dizzy like i'm going to keel over and wheezing a lot after running a hundred yards?

See a Dr.: I would not mess around with these symptoms. Could be exercise induced asthma, something with the ears, etc. See a dr. And get your questions answered. ...Read more

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Lately when I've been running I start to have trouble breathing and start wheezing probably because I am sick?

Lately when I've been running I start to have trouble breathing and start wheezing probably because I am sick?

Asthma: Exercise induced asthma affects people who don’t have other asthma symptoms. They are more sensitive to temperature and humidity of the air. Cold dry air inhaled through the mouth reacts with warm moist air in the lungs triggering an attack. Breathing through the nose warms & humidifies air which helps. Its hard to breathe through your nose when exercising but a face mask/scarf may help. ...Read more

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I have a doormant asthma for 20yrs now.but i dont think running as exercise is good for me,coz i get out of breath easily & wheeze.any other exercise?

I have a doormant asthma for 20yrs now.but i dont think running as exercise is good for me,coz i get out of breath easily & wheeze.any other exercise?

Uncontrolled: Vs Exercise Induced Asthma, you should be able to exercise without a problem, see an asthma specialist an Allergist/Immunologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I've been tested thoroughly for asthma&i don't have it.@bball after running only 5 minutes i started wheezing, short of breath&cudnt breath.Not first time?

Exercise asthma?: If you test only included spirometry without a challenge (rapid exercise) something may have been missed. Could there be other issues working (ie out of shape, anemia, overweight, etc.)? Sometimes it is a matter of excluding all possibilities before coming to a conclusion. ...Read more

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When i run track, i sometimes feel chest pain after running a speed work out, I do not cough or wheeze. Can this be bronchospasms?

When i run track, i sometimes feel chest pain after running a speed work out, I do not cough or wheeze. Can this be bronchospasms?

Maybe: You are an excellent candidate for a stress echo and you need to tell your internal medicine doctor your symptons. She will listen to your lungs as well as check an ekg and make a determination regarding chest xray and spirometry to evaluate your lungs as well as your heart. ...Read more

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Hi there i sound wheezing at night from last few weeks doc done test for asthma all normal , no cough, running 4-5 times a week so what could be?

Upper obstruction: Do you wheeze when breathing out or breathing in? If the latter, it would point to obstruction higher up instead of in the lungs. If you are overweight. Weight reduction may help a great deal. If not, see an allergist or ent. ...Read more