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Exercise induced asthma or just out of shape/ how to tell?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Pulmonary functions

Either being out of shape or asthma can make you feel short of breath when you exercise.
An allergist or pulmonologist can have you do a lung function test before and after exercise to see if you are having exercise-induced bronchospasm. Your doctor can give you an asthma inhaler, and you can take it before or after exercise. If it helps, you probably have some asthma.

In brief: Pulmonary functions

Either being out of shape or asthma can make you feel short of breath when you exercise.
An allergist or pulmonologist can have you do a lung function test before and after exercise to see if you are having exercise-induced bronchospasm. Your doctor can give you an asthma inhaler, and you can take it before or after exercise. If it helps, you probably have some asthma.
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