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Asthma

Possible asthma

04/15/2009

Question:

I AM 51 YEAR OLD MALE I HAVE BEEN RUNNING REGULARLY FOR 25 YEARS,RECENTLEY HAVE BEEN GETTING BREATHLESS DURING HARD TRAINING SESSIONS THOUGH THIS SEEMS TO BE INTERMITTENT,IS IT POSSIBE I MAY BE ASTHMATIC

Answer:

It is certainly possible. Many asthmatics present later in life. I recommend you ask your physician to be evaluated for asthma formally with lung function testing.

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Response by:

Jonathan P Parsons, MD, MSc Jonathan P Parsons, MD, MSc
Clinical Associate Professor
Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University