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What causes the choking feeling when I run?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: "choking" when runs

Do you feel short of breath or wheeze when you run? Do the symptoms occur with any kind of vigorous exercise? Do they occur more frequently in cooler times of the year? Any history of asthma? May have exercise-/cold- induced asthma: airways tighten up & breathing is more difficult; may wheeze.
See fp for pulmonary function testing & exam. Tx may be as simple as inhaler before running.

In brief: "choking" when runs

Do you feel short of breath or wheeze when you run? Do the symptoms occur with any kind of vigorous exercise? Do they occur more frequently in cooler times of the year? Any history of asthma? May have exercise-/cold- induced asthma: airways tighten up & breathing is more difficult; may wheeze.
See fp for pulmonary function testing & exam. Tx may be as simple as inhaler before running.
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