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Why do I have trouble breathing when I work out?

Why do I have trouble breathing when I work out?

Many possibilities. : Shortness of breath with exercise can be caused by many things. Heart disease, as well as simple (asthma) and more complex pulmonary (lung) problems should be sought. This assumes you are not simply deconditioned (aka out of shape) relative to the intensity of exercise you're doing. See a good doctor and describe your symptoms. I'd need at least that and a physical exam to help you more. ...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

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Why do I have trouble breathing when windows open? Isnt fresh air good?

Why do I have trouble breathing when windows open? Isnt fresh air good?

Reactive airways: Some people have sensitive lungs. Asthma can be subtle and people get used to breathing a little less, more and more, so check with your doctor if this issue persists. ...Read more

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Why do I have trouble breathing? Happens whenever I go into a place with new carpeting.

Shedding?: New carpets usually shed a lot. Perhaps you are breathing it in leading to an allergic reaction similar to asthma. ...Read more

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Why do I have trouble breathing the next day when I don't get much sleep?

Why do I have trouble breathing the next day when I don't get much sleep?

If the breathing...: ....Problem only occurs after a night of bad sleep, that , to me, strongly suggests anxiety. Anxiety problems can both cause and be exacerbated by poor sleep. You should, however, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have trouble breathing after eating?

Why do I have trouble breathing after eating?

Post prandial SOB: Many possibilities you'd have to be checked out to work through them.........unless you are eating mass quantities and you are short of breath because of abdominal distension, I assume this isn't what you're asking though ...Read more

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At night I have trouble breathing and sometimes i wake up trying hard to. What can I do ?

At night I have trouble breathing and sometimes i wake up trying hard to. What can I do ?

See your doctor: These symptoms require an evaluation in real-time by your doctor. In this way, he/she will be able to gather all the information needed to know what's going on and how to help you. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have trouble breathing, and I sometimes feel a tingling feeling on top of my head, what's wrong?

Sometimes I have trouble breathing, and I sometimes feel a tingling feeling on top of my head, what's wrong?

Speculation: Obviously I can't tell you what's wrong based on such little information, but my speculation would be hyperventilation which can cause both symptoms and happens to people commonly. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing and my heart rate rises just watching tv sometimes up to 140 beats?

I have trouble breathing and my heart rate rises just watching tv sometimes up to 140 beats?

Get checked.: This may represent a heart rhythm problem or somoething as simple as anxiety. When this happens, check your pulse to see if it's really fast or just "palpitations". I would suggest having a pcp check it out to get a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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I am 24 and have palpitations sometimes with my MVP that can make it feel like i have trouble breathing. If i have regurgitation can it get worse?

I am 24 and have palpitations sometimes with my MVP that can make it feel like i have trouble breathing. If i have regurgitation can it get worse?

Acid or valve?: Gastric acid regurgitation won't affect the mitral valve. Mitral valve regurgitation comes on from the prolapse. The stronger the prolapse, the more blood can regurgitate back into the left atrium. ...Read more

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I wake up tired and go to bed tired. I sometimes have sharp pain under my left breast. I have trouble breathing. Im only 25, 198lbs, and im 5`1. Help?

I wake up tired and go to bed tired. I sometimes have sharp pain under my left breast. I have trouble breathing. Im only 25, 198lbs, and im 5`1. Help?

Mental health: This is common in depression and/or anxiety. In my practice we would first make sure your thyroid is working. But this is a common way that mental health problems manifest physically. ...Read more

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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

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