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I can swim over 1 mile in an hour but still have shortness

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I can swim over 1 mile in an hour but still have shortness of breath when I walk up a flight stairs.

When I am exercising I seem to go through this barrier and then the chest pain dissipates.

How can I overcome the pain?

Dr. Cameron :

hello

Dr. Cameron :

have you had any studies on your heart? Stress test?

Customer:

yes, and they came back negative.

Customer:

I exercise usually 5 to 6 times a week. Running through cardio to weight-bearing.

Dr. Cameron :

where are you short of breath? In your house? outside?

Customer:

Both. And I have chest pain for about a minute when it happens.

Dr. Cameron :

Have you tried using an ingaler?

Dr. Cameron :

inhaler?

Customer:

no, do you think it might be asthma?

Dr. Cameron :

I think that you may have exercised induced asthma

Dr. Cameron :

which usually stars in the beginning and feels better when you work through it- your adrenaline natrually bronchodilates

Dr. Cameron :

but in the beginning you may feel a little tight

Dr. Cameron :

I have it

Customer:

is there anything I can do to relieve it?

Dr. Cameron :

albuterol inhaler- ask your doctor for one- use it before you start exercising

Customer:

thank you

Dr. Cameron :

you are welcome

Dr. Cameron :

Did I provide you with excellent service? :-)?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Cameron :

great. keep me posted!

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