Easily Tired When Doing Activities?

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in the morning, I’m 17 years oldrnEvery time I go up stairs/do strenuous activities, my breath is always gasping and my heart rate is getting faster. After a few minutes, my breath will return to normal againrnAnd also I have X-ray of the lungs with results like this:rn- suspect KP duplex is activern- corks are not enlargedrn- sinuses and diaphragm are finernDoes this have anything to do with my lungs?r nThank you

1 Answer:

Hi Ana, thanks for the question.

Shortness of breath is a condition where a person feels that there is not enough air when breathing (difficulty breathing). This condition can be a normal thing if it occurs after strenuous activity / exercise. When strenuous activity, the body requires more energy so that the supply of oxygen needed increases. This increase in oxygen demand then causes the heart and lungs to adjust their work, which will increase the heart rate and also the rate of breathing (thus feeling short of breath). This condition can actually be reduced by doing strenuous activities gradually (not suddenly by warming up first) or exercising regularly so that the heart and lungs can adapt. If the shortness of breath only occurs after strenuous activity/exercise then it's probably a normal thing.

However, if the shortness of breath is felt continuously, it is necessary to consider other causes, such as:

The presence of problems / abnormalities in the lungs, such as infections (tuberculosis, pneumonia) or asthma Anemia, which is a condition in which the number of red blood cells is reduced There are problems / abnormalities in the heart, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), heart failure, or heart attack The presence of abnormalities / problems in the stomach Low blood pressure Psychosomatic, if the shortness is caused by psychological problems, and others

From the X-ray of Anah, it was suspected that there was active duplex KP (the presence of active tuberculosis infection in both lungs). This may affect the symptoms of shortness that is felt. However, keep in mind that X-rays are only a supporting examination so that a direct examination by a doctor is still needed to enforce tuberculosis. Therefore, it is recommended that Anah consult directly with a doctor for further evaluation. The doctor will do questions and answers, physical examination (especially pulmonary examination), supporting examination (blood check, sputum check, spirometry, etc.). The doctor will determine whether Anah's condition is normal or not and provide appropriate therapy if any abnormalities are found.

Articles on tuberculosis can be read in addition.

So, hopefully useful.

dr. Sonia L

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