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Frequent breathlessness

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cellibabies Thu 21-Mar-19 17:00:19

I'm quite worried about how breathless I seem to be getting with very low levels of exertion. I'm only 32 and feel like this isn't normal at my age? I am too sedentary and definitely overweight (size 16/18) and I know I have to do something about this. I just wondered if this is considered a standard thing for people around my size and low fitness levels, even in early thirties, or if there could be something else going on too? Thanks

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Whatsforu Thu 21-Mar-19 19:01:57

Do you have any other symptoms? Could be anaemic.

JaneEyre07 Thu 21-Mar-19 19:02:51

Could be a whole host of things.... asthma, anaemia, anxiety, being overweight. As well as being nothing to worry about.

Time for a GP check, I'd say. Better safe than sorry.

SunshineP Thu 21-Mar-19 22:47:50

Get checked out but definitely try and move more. I am overweight but I walk a lot and can walk up a steep hill without getting breathless. I noticed a few years ago how breathless I was getting and decided to get moving. Now I just need to stop eating crap. Definitely see the dr if your concerned. But try walking as well. Listen to a book or podcast as you go.

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