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Excersising and Identifying Asthma



When I run in gym, I get short of breath and my chest hurts. Could this be asthma?


Your symptoms sound like you could possibly have asthma perhaps exacerbated by exercise. However there are other conditions that may give similar symptoms and I would suggest that you contact your family physician for further evaluation. Only a detailed history and physical exam by a healthcare professional can provide enough information to make a specific diagnosis. Please discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider.

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Mitchell C Rashkin, MD Mitchell C Rashkin, MD
Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati