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Hi,I have asthma,and some Bronchietis ,copd,,,,for the last 6 months ,I have had a continuous productive cough,and my oxygen levels drop a lot more than they used to ,,,,12 months ago I was fpgoing to the gym 2 times a week ,and managing comfortably to do ,2 mile on the treadmill at a decent level sometimes breaking into a jog for 5 minutes during a 40minute exersise,then 3 mike on the bike ,and 1000 meters on the rower at high level ,then managing an assortment of some of the weight machines,,,,no problems at all ,,,,then jan2014 I had a couple of falls & broke a couple of fingers ,,,,then my wrist that to be pinned ,,,,,,so I couldn't exersise ,,,,,so my fitness levels dropped,,,,when I was told I could exersise it was a struggle ,,,as I had developed this continuous cough ,,,,,but I did ok ,,,,,then I got a chest infection so couldn't exersise,,,,then I got the flu ,,,and so on ,,,,this week I have tried to exersise at the gym ,,,,but i just can't do it ,I get so breathless and start this productive cough ,,,,and get more breathless, even making the bed or getting dressed makes me short of breath ,,,,etc,,,,today I was at the gym and I saw the copd pulmary rehab nurse there ,,,she has looked after me for years so knows me well ,,,,,and she said "it might be an idea to ask for an HYPOXIA TEST ,,,,,so in a round about way ,,,I've finaly got to the point ,,,,has anyone had this test ,,,what is it ,,,and what is it for ??? I would appreciate anyone's advise,regards
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