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I can't take deep breaths, when I run, I run out of breath, I cough sometimes without having a cold and I have soar throats and insonmia is it asthma?

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Dr. Michael Summers
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Discuss with your doctor. At a minimum a good lung physical exam and some pulmonary function tests should be performed (with possible methacholine inhalation challenge test) to see if there are signs of asthma present.

In brief: Maybe

Discuss with your doctor. At a minimum a good lung physical exam and some pulmonary function tests should be performed (with possible methacholine inhalation challenge test) to see if there are signs of asthma present.
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Causes

There are quite a few causes of shortness of breath and cough.
A good history and physical by a primary care physician or pulmonary specialist could be helpful. In addition to things like asthma and bronchitis, acid reflux, sleep disordered breathing and reactive airways due to allergies could also be the cause. Hope this helps.

In brief: Causes

There are quite a few causes of shortness of breath and cough.
A good history and physical by a primary care physician or pulmonary specialist could be helpful. In addition to things like asthma and bronchitis, acid reflux, sleep disordered breathing and reactive airways due to allergies could also be the cause. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Quite likely

The combination of symptoms that you are having is certainly consistent with asthma and the throat symptoms could be due to mouth breathing at night because of nasal congestion.
Other possible causes exist, but i would recommend seeing your doctor or a board certified allergy specialist for evaluation.

In brief: Quite likely

The combination of symptoms that you are having is certainly consistent with asthma and the throat symptoms could be due to mouth breathing at night because of nasal congestion.
Other possible causes exist, but i would recommend seeing your doctor or a board certified allergy specialist for evaluation.
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: How soon?

If you have trouble breathing in less than 5 minutes after start running, you may well be suffering from exercise-induced vocal cord dysfunction wherein the vocal cord tightens up.
This is not uncommonly found among young female athletes. Do see an allergist to get this checked out since asthma needs to be ruled out as well.

In brief: How soon?

If you have trouble breathing in less than 5 minutes after start running, you may well be suffering from exercise-induced vocal cord dysfunction wherein the vocal cord tightens up.
This is not uncommonly found among young female athletes. Do see an allergist to get this checked out since asthma needs to be ruled out as well.
Dr. John Chiu
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Cole Livingston
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Might be

Your symptoms are complex and likely caused by more than one condition.
Insomnia, unless caused by nighttime cough, is normally not related to asthma. A sore throat is not typical of asthma and more likely related to post nasal drip or reflux. Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Might be

Your symptoms are complex and likely caused by more than one condition.
Insomnia, unless caused by nighttime cough, is normally not related to asthma. A sore throat is not typical of asthma and more likely related to post nasal drip or reflux. Talk to your doctor.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly...

Your symptoms may be due to asthma.
See your doctor so you can be tested. If tests reveal asthma, it can be effectively treated to decrease your symptoms. Good luck!

In brief: Possibly...

Your symptoms may be due to asthma.
See your doctor so you can be tested. If tests reveal asthma, it can be effectively treated to decrease your symptoms. Good luck!
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Perhaps

Or could also be bronchitis, copd, or another type of lung disease.
Your history can't be explained on a medical advice website. What's your best next step? See your primary care physician soon & recount what you've stated so well here. Your physician will ask more questions, perform a physical exam & either make a diagnosis, order diagnostic tests, or refer you to a specialist. Good luck.

In brief: Perhaps

Or could also be bronchitis, copd, or another type of lung disease.
Your history can't be explained on a medical advice website. What's your best next step? See your primary care physician soon & recount what you've stated so well here. Your physician will ask more questions, perform a physical exam & either make a diagnosis, order diagnostic tests, or refer you to a specialist. Good luck.
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