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I get shortness of breath during working out - could this be asthma?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
4 doctors agree
In brief: Short of breath
The typical complaint of patients with exertional asthma is either post-exertional cough or a cough towards the end of the exercise.
The case presented could just be poor conditioning or even possibly cardiac issue.. Would suggest pfts and a good h & p.

In brief: Short of breath
The typical complaint of patients with exertional asthma is either post-exertional cough or a cough towards the end of the exercise.
The case presented could just be poor conditioning or even possibly cardiac issue.. Would suggest pfts and a good h & p.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Could be
Or you might just be out of shape.
How long have you been working out? How long getting short of breath? Are you hearing squeaky breathing sounds or feeling tightness in your chest. You should see your doctor and get tested or treated.

In brief: Could be
Or you might just be out of shape.
How long have you been working out? How long getting short of breath? Are you hearing squeaky breathing sounds or feeling tightness in your chest. You should see your doctor and get tested or treated.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Could be
Or you might just be out of shape.
How long have you been working out? How long getting short of breath? Are you hearing squeaky breathing sounds or feeling tightness in your chest. You should see your doctor and get tested or treated.

In brief: Could be
Or you might just be out of shape.
How long have you been working out? How long getting short of breath? Are you hearing squeaky breathing sounds or feeling tightness in your chest. You should see your doctor and get tested or treated.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Possibly...
Exercise-induced asthma can have symptoms as you describe.
There are tests that can determine whether or not you have this so see your doctor so it can be investigated. There are treatments available if you are diagnosed with this disorder. Good luck!

In brief: Possibly...
Exercise-induced asthma can have symptoms as you describe.
There are tests that can determine whether or not you have this so see your doctor so it can be investigated. There are treatments available if you are diagnosed with this disorder. Good luck!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Possibly
Shortness of breath with exercise can certainly be exercised induced bronchospasm, but it could also be poor conditioning among other things.

In brief: Possibly
Shortness of breath with exercise can certainly be exercised induced bronchospasm, but it could also be poor conditioning among other things.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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