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What causes breathing difficulty while walking? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Jul-2014
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User:Hi Doc, I am 22 years old. My question is : When I speak continuously like when I am in meeting and I am presenter then I get problem while breathing. Also I get breathing problem when I walk two stair-cases. Yet I have not consulted to any doctor about this please let me know what exactly can be the problem.
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User:Hi Doc, I am 22 years old. My question is : When I speak continuously like when I am in meeting and I am presenter then I get problem while breathing. Also I get breathing problem when I walk two stair-cases. Yet I have not consulted to any doctor about this please let me know what exactly can be the problem.
Doctor:Were you able to climb the stairs easily without troubles in the past?
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User:Sorry
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User:was busy with some other task
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:You can continue the discussion now.
Doctor:I would like to know since when you noticed this problem
Doctor:and if you were able to climb stairs easily in the past?
User:I am realizing it from last 8 9 months
User:As I was not much bothered about it previously
User:But now I am getting problem if I talk continuously
Doctor:Did you mean you had this issues for more than 9 months?
User:yeah
Doctor:How many flights of stairs can you climb without developing the breathing issues?
User:1 to 2 not more than that
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor?
User:no not yet
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Breathing issues when you climb flights of stairs means you are exercise intolerant.
Doctor:This intolerance can arise due to various causes such as anemia, thyroid problems and even with cardiac conditions.
Doctor:Since you also report of similar problems while presenting meetings, it could be related to anxiety too.
Doctor:Without examination and investigations it will be difficult to arrive at a conclusion.
User:I thought like same way and started doing exercise
Doctor:I recommend you see a physician. In my opinion you need clinical examination and tests.
Doctor:Hope it is clear.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:Yeah
User:thanks
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:No thanku
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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