Posted by: | 2017/09/13


Asthma and exercise.

I have been running and exercising on a regular basis. I am at a point where I don't get DOMS after a 10km run but I am struggling to improve as I struggle with my asthma. I just cant run for a long time before it feels as if I cant breath anymore. Then I have to walk and get my breathing under control before I can run again. And then I have to walk again. I am taking symbicord, monte-air and avymist but is there anything I can do to make my lungs stronger so that I can run for longer?

Expert's Reply


Asthma Expert
- 2017/09/22

Firstly, it is unclear if the diagnosis is correct.  Frequently people who don’t respond to asthma treatment have an incorrect diagnosis.  You need to see an experienced specialist or practitioner to get to the bottom of this.  It could also mean other things including that you’re taking your symbicort the wrong way or are on an incorrect dose.  It might be that you require additional treatment.  This will need to be resolved by an experienced practitioner or specialist.

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