• Do I Have Asthma?

    Hi, i'm jessica. I'm 16 years old and ever since about 2 years ago I've been having trouble breathing during exercise. Every time I exercise I begin to wheeze and it's embarrassing because everyone on my volleyball team can hear it and they think i'm dieing or something so they offer me a use of their inhalers, but of course I turn down their offer because it is unsanitary. Also, throughout the day I notice that the beds of my fingernails are purple and my hands feel very cold. please let me know if you think I should have an appointment or if it sounds like no big deal.

Responses

  • 1 month ago

    RE: Do I Have Asthma?

    have u got check out
  • 28 days ago

    RE: Do I Have Asthma?

    Asthma is a serious lung disease that can take your life. You need to go to your doctor right away.
  • 27 days ago

    RE: Do I Have Asthma?

    It is imperative that you see a doctor- breathing problems, such as asthma, can be life threatening. Start with your family doctor, but she may refer you to a specialist such as a pulmonologist or allergist. You can begin to feel better in a hurry- especially during exercise.
  • 20 days ago

    RE: Do I Have Asthma?

    You are describing asthma. It's stupid not to treat it; asthma is often very easy to manage.

    Something else could be going on with your circulation, or you may actually not be getting enough oxygen. If something does ail your circulation you may be taking risks by exercising without getting it checked out.

    If you have asthma it may also act up at other times, such as when you have a cold or the flu, even without your realizing it, and make you more vulnerable to secondary infection such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

    Asthma can be easily managed with inhaled medications.

    What are you asking us for instead of going to your doctor. Honestly!
      • 20 days ago
        You should see a pulmonologist, also ask them to test you for Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. It is a genetic condition that can cause respiratory and liver problems. A simple blood test is all that is needed. You can also do it for free through the Alpha 1 Foundation, they will send you a test kit.