Why do I run out breath so easily?


Q: Whenever I do something physical, whether its a short little jog or walking up the stairs, I always run out of breathe. Usually my legs cramp up and I have to stop whatever I'm doing. Also, lately I've been sleeping a lot in the daytime. I used to only sleep in the daytime when something was wrong with me, such as if I had a flu or something. Every Wednesday, I have to run a mile at school, and I usually end up being the last person still running because I get so tired. Also, if I bend over or something, like if I'm putting my shoes on, my torso will cramp up really painfully. It hurts so much I can't breathe, and lasts for about 45 seconds. This has all been happening very recently, in the last about 4 months. I'm very active and I only weigh about 86 pounds, so I don't know why I run out of breath so easily. This is all making it really hard to perform daily functions and I can't participate well in sports like I used to. Why am I running out of breath so easily?


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