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Breathlessness when playing tennis. Normal cardiac reports. Have gastritis. Help

I am 54 years old. I have been playing tennis everyday for the last 30 years but in the last one year I get breath less when I am playing tennis. This happens only when i run a lot for a point. I dont get breathless when iam walking briskly even for long periods say 45 minutes. My cardiac reports say that everythings normal. I have done treadmill, Thalium stress test and also Angigram and all tests showed normal. I do have gastritis problem occasinally when I over eat or eat spicy stuff. Nowadays while playing my breatlessness turns into a panic attack and i am scared to play tennis and now started losing interest in the game which I was so passionate about.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
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As your thalliun scan,treadmill test and coronary angiography are normal ,it is unlikely to get symptoms due to coronary artery disease.
Get physician's opinion to rule out another causes of breathlessness.
Such symptoms can be seen in:
1.obstructive airway disease
6.interstitial lung disease
8.pulmonary hypertension.

Though the possibility is very less but its better to get evaluate on time
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Wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The role of heart has been practically ruled out as a cause of your breathlessness.
That implicates the lung! - See a Pulmonologist / have Lung Function Tests (Spirometry).
Conditions like exercised induced asthma or allergy may be the underlying cause.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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