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hi, anybody read this who has both athsma and mild bronchiectasis? I try to go for long walks, weather permitting, I can walk steadily for an hour, rest then walk steadily back, which seems ok, but why if I try and exert myself for even 5 minutes I am exhausted, have to stop and get breath back, s that normal? or should I mention to my doctor? thanku

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    Davvid, that is great that you go for such long walks. I do half hour total, but I am 68, don't know your age. I also get very breathless if I do anything physical, I have always been very active my whole life. I have bronciectasis and nocardia in my lungs found out six months ago. I have read that it causes fatigue, but don't know why, I am trying to accept that I just need to rest more.
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      hello cuddles, I am almost 61 in age, and like yourself was very active until quite recently. I love my walks and would be devastated to lose that. Never heard of nocardia, I am tired often too, its hard to accept that you need to rest more isn't it? best wishes
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      Nocardia is a rare bacteria that can cause serious problems if you have underlying lung disease. I guess you get it from soil, dust in the air. Iove to garden, but am now going to have to give that up....sucks. I have always considered myself healthy except I get these lung infections all the time, if I did not have to breathe, then I would be fine!
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      oh my goodness cuddles, I am a part time gardener in summer months, that certainly has given me food for thought! "if you didn't have to breathe you would be fine" hahaha, great to have a sense of humour!
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    Hello! That also happens to me. Walking up stairs makes my heart pound and trying to catch my breath. Do you have a hard time with stairs? I also have no appetite and weigh only 105 at 5'4". I cannot work at this time either. I was walking up a small hill the other day and thought i would have a heart attack for the pounding in my chest. I am a 49 yr old female that has had asthma (mostly mild) for about 15 years and now pseudsmonas and bronchiectasis for at least 1 1/2 years now.
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      Hello Debra, thankfully my wee house does not have stairs because I know they would be a problem for me, I just find it strange that I can walk steadily for quite a while on the flat, but like yourself any hill kills me! Must confess I am slightly overweight according to the "guidelines" but not obese,  eat healthy and usually my appetite is good, perhaps the fresh air aids that? I live by the sea so pollution isn't a factor.
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