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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: Lungs - Ouch

 Lindsay - Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:41 pm

I'm 21 and am currently exercising very heavily. Yesturday I went running up a mountain and it was very extremely cold. I turned around when my face got to cold and ever since my lungs have hurt. On a scale of 1 to 10, its about a 2 or 3 - but quite annoyjng. Did I just strain them going uphill faster than usual or did something bad happen in the cold? No pain in coughing, just breathing.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:45 am

User avatar Hi Lindsay,
When excessive amounts of cold air are breathed in faster than can be warmed by the body it causes bronchial irritation. I would be inclined to first consider this but if improvement isn't soon noted have an evaluation done.

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