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Doctor insights on: Why When I Run My Lungs Hurt

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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 my heart hurt when i run?

Why does my heart hurt when i run?

Stress test: If your "heart hurts", you need a stress test to determine if you have blocked arteries in your heart. At your age, it's more likely that running is causing muscular chest wall pain or acid reflux (in your digestive tract). ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt when i cough?

Why do my ribs hurt when i cough?

Muscle strain?: The chest wall is comprised of ribs and muscles. The muscles of the chest can be strained just like any other muscles leading to tears and discomfort. Try antiinflammatory medication and if it persists see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my ankles hurt when I run?

Why do my ankles hurt when I run?

Ankle pain: You might be running with poorly supported sneakers. You may also have hyper pronated feet. I recommend you see a podiatrist to evaluate your current running sneakers as well as your gait to see ifyou can benefit from orthotics. ...Read more

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Why do my teeth hurt when I run outside?

Why do my teeth hurt when I run outside?

Probably cold air: Teeth sensitive to cold are common. You are probably getting gold air on your teeth when running. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i breathe?

Why does my back hurt when i breathe?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt when I stretch?

Why do my ribs hurt when I stretch?

Costochondritis: The most common cause of rib pain is costochondritis. It is a benign condition that usually responds to antiinflamatories and rest.. ...Read more

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Why do my feet hurt when I travel?

Why do my feet hurt when I travel?

Possibly swelling: From feet being dependant in a car or on a plane. Or the fact that you may be walking more or wearing shoes you normally don't wear. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my lungs hurt when i breathe?

Any reasons why my lungs hurt when i breathe?

They shouldn't: I could give list of things that could be wrong from boken rib to pleuricy. Besthget alook see from a trusted physciain. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i breath?

Why does my back hurt when i breath?

Rib dislocation: Could be a rib dislocation or possibly costochondritis (inflammation of where the ribs and cartilage meet). I would recommend seeing a osteopathic physician to see if they can correct the rib issue. Many times they can place the rib back in proper alignment. Make sure you see a do that does manipulation as their main practice, they are the best. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i cough?

Why does my back hurt when i cough?

Back pain from cough: Your lungs fill your chest cavity .When you cough, you take a deep breath in, then the vocal cords close. This causes a rapid increase in pressure within the chest cavity by contracting the muscles between the ribs and the diaphragm muscles. Then the vocal cords open to let the air out rapidly. The high pressure in the chest as well as the contraction of the muscles cause the back pain. ...Read more

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Why does my left lung hurt when I cough?

Why does my left lung hurt when I cough?

Cough: This is likely due to a strained muscle due to the coughing itself. Some can even have a small fracture of a rub from coughing so much/hard. If you feel short of breath, then you should be seen, otherwise this should get better as you start coughing less! ...Read more

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Why do my ears hurt when I exercise?

Why do my ears hurt when I exercise?

Depends: Are you using earbuds or earphones when you work out? This is the most common reason; however, it may also be due to an ear canal irritation or infection. I suggest a checkup to be sure. ...Read more

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Why does my heart/chest really hurt when I breathe?

Why does my heart/chest really hurt when I breathe?

Respiratory CP: Chest pain with deep breathing is often called pleuritic pain. When the covering of the lung, the pleura, is inflamed this type of pain is produced. Similar can be associated with inflammation of the pericardium. Scarring in the pleura can also do this. Intercostal muscle inflammation can also have breathing related chest pain and a few other conditions. ...Read more

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Why does my right liver hurt when i cough?

Why does my right liver hurt when i cough?

See your doctor: Could be something as serious as pneumonia in the base of the right lung. ...Read more

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Why does my nose run when I eat?.

Why does my nose run when I eat?.

Vasomotor Rhinitis: Your symptoms are consistent with a condition known as vasomotor rhinitis. This is not related to infection or allergies. Generally, this is easily treated with a prescription nasal spray spray called atrovent (ipratroprium bromide). See your primary doctor or ENT for full evaluation. ...Read more