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Old 03-03-2008, 08:48 AM
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I've been lift steadily for the last two months. I'm getting some great results but I'm not losing weight like I want to. I try to run but I have asthma pretty bad and it's struggle to do .5 mile. Is there any other cardio routines that are effective but have a lower impact? Is that an oxymoron?
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:42 PM
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what do you take for your asthma?
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:14 PM
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I reccomend you talk with your doctor and get medical advice.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:18 PM
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when i used to run...i always just used my albuterol inhaler before and after...worked ok for you....my asthma was never super severe though...it could be if i didn't catch it in time
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:54 PM
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Yeah, my wife was told to just use here inhaler a bit before she exercised...a short acting one, albuterol like pity said I guess. But your really really should ask your doctor about it lie J-Rock said and it may be he/she prefers you use a certain type of inhaler before. Also try to breath through you nose as much as possible.

I have also read, but I don't know if it's true, that asthmatics may do better with humid things like indoor pools. I have bad lungs from scarring on the lungs so it's the opposite for me.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:46 PM
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I currently take Advair 250mg (Steroid) twice a day and Albuterol as needed. I'm doing quite well now, but if I do not take the steroids I get pretty bad. I've asked plenty of doctors about exercise and they all say to basically be careful when testing my limits.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:05 PM
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albuterol is fast acting...so keep it handy when testing yourself
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:02 PM
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I hear ya there. I've had plenty of trips to the E.R. You hear that alot of people grow out of asthma but being that I'm now 29 I don't know if that will apply to me. It sucks!
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:17 PM
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i only had to hit the ER once and i was too young to remember...i'm about the same age and it's not going anywhere...getting worse perhaps...but not better

good luck man.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:50 PM
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I appreciate it.
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