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Do I have exercise induced asthma or GERD?

I am 30 years old, born 9 weeks early. I always thought I had poor lung capacity, but I never had it checked out. This may be separate, but I feel like I have had bad blood circulation the past few years; for instance if I am wearing skates or shin guards my ankles, or anything tight on any extremity I feel discomfort as if the blood isn't pumping easily to it.

So my whole life whenever playing sports with hard sprinting/skating after a single shift I feel like I'm dying no matter how good condition I am in. My lungs feel over exerted. It feels like no matter how long I sit on the bench I don't fully recover the rest of the game.

Specifically, I will be coughing and out of breath, feel a burning liquid feeling in my upper chest (right around the bottom of my chest), have a taste like blood in my mouth (never found blood). Additionally later in the games I will feel a little nauseous and sinus pain in my forward and what I find particularly odd is that my ears feel blocked like I increased altitude on an airplane.

After the game I feel like my immune system is down, as I definitely have post nasal drip; but that goes away the following day.

The only thing I notice is if I do real good warm up and a get sweat going before hand my body recovers a little bit better during a game.

Thanks
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746512 tn?1388811180
could be acid reflux - which can cause lung inflammation directly through aspiration or indirectly through nerve stimulation.  Try gaviscon around the clock for a day or two and see if there is any improvement.  

Yes - go the doctor and get some more information about acid reflux and see if you need medication or just diet and lifestyle modification.

No - maybe test for asthma and lung problems themselves but the liquid feeling is not typical.

Let us know what you come out with!
144586 tn?1284669764
Tammy2009 has provided excellent advice. Acid reflux can be a prime trigger for asthma. The esophageal irritation often leads to a secondary infection that ends up in the lungs.
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