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I have chronic asthma that is also exercise induced. I take

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I have chronic asthma that is also exercise induced. I take meds for it, but lately it has been acting up more as I am increasing my mileage for running. Today when I got home from my run my breathing was really difficult, and I was really dizzy for a couple minutes. Is it reasonable to think that this dizziness was due to lack of oxygen?
Have you checked your blood pressure and heart rate?
What is your age and gender?
Heaviness and tightness in chest?
Any history of diabetes,hypertension?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am a 22 year female with no diabetes or hypertension. I have not checked my blood pressure or heart rate, but my chest was tighter.

Thanks for providing more information.

Low oxygen levels can result in dizziness.

However most common reason of dizziness after exercise may include low blood pressure, slightly dehydrated due to sweating, low blood sugar, vasovagal pre-syncope.

So your blood sugar levels, Serum electrolytes, blood pressure monitoring should be done.

If your symptoms 'll persist then you should get an EKG and have your orthostatic blood pressure checked before you do any more strenuous exercise.

You may need tilt table testing as well.

Otherwise hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids, energy drinks like Gatorade.

Eat frequent small meals throughout the day.

Take proper rest for a while.

If your symptoms 'll not improve over the time then consult your doctor or visit ER ASAP.

I hope this helps.
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