I have asthma.
I’m almost embarrassed to say that. Why? Because my asthma is not bad. Oh, it’s bad enough when I can’t breathe. Compared to many, mine is mild. I was diagnosed when I was 36 yrs of age. Mine originates out of the exercise.
Growing up, I never participated in sports. Looking back, I now know it wasn’t because I didn’t want to, it was because I couldn’t breathe. At 48 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Did my lifetime lack of exercise contribute to it? Probably. But not in isolation. I had other risk factors. I had gestational diabetes and had been overweight my whole life to that point. It’s too bad we didn’t know then what we know today.
Maybe I wouldn’t be dealing with type 2...
Have you experienced a collapsed lung?