Hi, i am a 16 year old male who has some problems with my breathing. After i run for a little while, my lungs are congested with mucus. It is really irratating and even hurts. The severity depends on how much i run. I have also noticed that this affects my stamina. Please help, i really want to get rid of this
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.
You would like to know the cause of breathing problems after running.
Individuals may experience shortness of breath or difficulties breathing due to acute contraction of the bronchioles. This condition is called exercise- induced asthma. Individuals may not experience allergies when experiencing this condition. People who when young developed frequent lung infections such as bronchitis may develop asthma that is not allergy induced.
Given the symptoms that you described, you may or may not experience exercise induced asthma. You may consider seeing a pulmologist(specialist for lung diseases) to rule out asthma. You may also consider seeing a cardiologist to rule out any other underlying heart condition.
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