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Why do my lungs hurt when i run? I have a history of asthma and take my medication before i workout. Is it possible that the pain will decrease as i c

Why do my lungs hurt when i run? I have a history of asthma and take my medication before i workout. Is it possible that the pain will decrease as i c

Better asthma contro: Exercise is a very common trigger of asthma and sometimes despite taking albuterol before a work out, this is not enough to prevent symptoms. Checking peak flows before and after a work out may assist in determining if this is asthma or another condition. The pain/discomfort will likely persist unless the underlying cause is treated. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Why does the bottom part of my lung hurt when i run? I use an inhaler but still happens.

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Why does the bottom part of my lung hurt when i run? I use an inhaler but still happens.

Maybe a "stitch": It may not be related to asthma. To prevent this from happening, avoid eating just prior to running, breath deeply through your mouth, avoid carbonated drinks, avoid cold weather running, start out at a slower pace, and use good posture while running. Good luck and run on! ...Read more

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Occasionally when I run, the bottom of my right lung hurts at an inhale. It is a sharp strong pain. It lasts a few seconds then it goes away. ?

Occasionally when I run, the bottom of my right lung hurts at an inhale. It is a sharp strong pain. It lasts a few seconds then it goes away. ?

Not to worry: The lung has a slick lining called the pleura. There is a fluid that lubricates the interface and occasionally a small area is either irritated or for some other unknown reason the fluid is temporarily absent and the lung sticks. >>> sharp pain with inhalation which is lung movement. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i run, the left side of my chest starts to hurt. How do I prevent this?

Cardiologist : I recommend seeing a cardiologist ....The cardiologist can put you on a treadmill and see hat your heart looks like when it hurts... Have to make sure heart is getting enough oxygen during stress... If your heart is ok, then anything else it could be, will likely get better. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt when i run?..and i am only 16 years old

Why does my chest hurt when i run?..and i am only 16 years old

Deconditioning: or asthma, are two possible causes. Heart issues could also be the culprit, and although unlikely, warrants a visit to your doctor to sort this out. Best wishes ...Read more

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Im a atathletic i run track and gymnastics and cheer when i run a lot my chest begans to hurt really bad what's going on?

Acid reflux: As long as cardiac issues have been excluded by md the usual cause is reflux. Especially athletes with intense fitness regimens, good workout can have a unpleasant side effect: acid reflux. Wait usually two hours after eating.Eat sensibly before exercise. Avoid foods that increase risk of acid reflux, like chocolate, citrus juices, caffeinated drinks, and spicy or fatty food. ...Read more

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When i run for a long time my upper right pack muscle "under my right chest muscle" it starts to hurt, is it because i don't breath right or what?

When i run for a long time my upper right pack muscle "under my right chest muscle" it starts to hurt, is it because i don't breath right or what?

Docs can only Guess: Pain in a muscle probably relates to use & fact that all muscles, during contraction, block their own blood flow. With more contraction than relaxation, muscle may become sore. Remember: mds did not design or engineer human beings & are taught basics of partially understood body functions with primary emphasis on signs, symptoms & theories of advanced disease (health excellence never mentioned). ...Read more

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Hello, im wondering if i might have asthma because when i run at school i can't breathe and when i finish runningy chest and throat hurt what do you th?

Hello, im wondering if i might have asthma because when i run at school i can't breathe and when i finish runningy chest and throat hurt what do you th?

Certainly possible: You should get this checked out by your pediatrician, but if you also have nose symptoms like congestion and sneezing, or eye symptoms like itching and redness, seeing an allergist would be the best idea - to help prevent developing asthma as an adult. ...Read more

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When I run, my lungs get tired before my legs do.I have trouble catching my breath but could keep running. What would cause this/ how can i fix it?

When I run, my lungs get tired before my legs do.I have trouble catching my breath but could keep running. What would cause this/ how can i fix it?

Many causes: There are many potential causes. It is possibly hyperventilation (anxiety related), deconditioning (meaning you conditioning level is not good), vocal cord dysfunction, reactive airways. The best way to figure it out is have a treadmill test with cardiorespiratory monitoring, spirometry and possibly albuterol administration to see if it improves pulmonary testing ...Read more

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When i run my lungs burn & sometimes i taste blood. I've spat up blood before. I have asthma but my inhaler doesn't help. Can acid reflex do this?

When i run my lungs burn & sometimes i taste blood. I've spat up blood before. I have asthma but my inhaler doesn't help. Can acid reflex do this?

Coughing blood?: If you are coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, you need to be evaluated by your doctor. The most common cause is bronchitis but malignancy needs to be ruled out. Gerd can cause bronchospasm, like asthma does, but neither should cause you to cough up blood. If you are short of breath or coughing up large amounts of blood, then go to the er. If you smoke, you need to quit asap. ...Read more

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After I smoke a tobacco bowl my lungs feel really tight and last for about 30 minutes, I have asthma but it's not bad at all, only when I run.

After I smoke a tobacco bowl my lungs feel really tight and last for about 30 minutes, I have asthma but it's not bad at all, only when I run.

It can get worse: Being so young, perhaps you believe you can afford to lose 30 min of quality life up to several times a day. That might change and grow into longer periods. It's sad to watch someone burn money even if they feel they can afford it. Some may say it's your business, but no one will think it's smart. They're right not to. Please consider quitting. ...Read more

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I'm feeling a burning sensation inside my right lung when I run or jump. I boxe but in this month I duplicated my sport activity. What could it be?

I'm feeling a burning sensation inside my right lung when I run or jump. I boxe but in this month I duplicated my sport activity. What could it be?

RUQ /chest burning: Short of breath? Could be asthma or reactive airways, or gas in colon which rides high, or reflux or gallbladder, rarely cardiac . Get checked for asthma( PFTs) , consider EKG, consider simetnicone ( Gas-x )before running f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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How come my chest get itchy when i run?

Usually not serious : Do you notice when this happens? At a certain point or greater pace? Or when you perspire excessively? Or depending on clothing? This may be a normal physiologic response from your body and usually not something to be worried about unless it is worsening and accompanied by other symptoms like pain, shortness of breath or persistent rashes.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hello, i feel pain in my chest ! when i run or do effort the pain just increase, i was smocking but more than 1 year i don't smoke & the pain start :(?

Go to ER or see doc: Chest pain can be caused by many things but the biggest concern is if it is from the heart especially given your history of smoking and that it worsens with exercise. ...Read more

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What does tightness in my chest mean when I run?

What does tightness in my chest mean when I run?

Potentially serious: Tightness in the chest experienced while running could be indicative of significant ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris) or exercise induced asthma. In either case you should urgently see a cardiologist who can do a stress test and some blood work to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my chest burn when i run?

Could use expert help with why my chest burn when i run?

See your primary doc: Chest pain with exercise can suggest a heart problem. There are, however, other causes like gastric reflux (heartburn), muscular strain, or costochondritis. Since pain with exercise (exertional chest pain) can represent a life threatening situation, I would advise a complete cardiac workup by your primary care doctor or cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the chest pain, and why is it hard to breathe when i run?

What is the chest pain, and why is it hard to breathe when i run?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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How should I treat a chest pain . It happens when i run and I am thin when i run i can't breathe and need to take a break bettwen 5 min?

How should I treat a chest pain . It happens when i run and I am  thin when i run i can't breathe and need to take a break bettwen 5 min?

See your doctor!: Any exertional chest pain should be treated seriously until proven otherwise. You should consider a stress treadmill test to evaluate your heart under load. It is not likely to be heart related if you are young and thin, but this is still your priority. Once a cardiac source is ruled out, you and your doctor can consider other possibilities, such as asthma. Please schedule to see them promptly. ...Read more

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