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    Teen tires easily during sports
    ahurtmh posted:
    our son is 14yo and has played competitive sports his whole life. He looks like he is in good shape. Meaning, he is not over weight at all and is very athletic. He has always seemed like he gets tired quicker than his peers in sports but this seems to have gotten worse as he gets older. We have started playing travel basketball and my wife and I have noticed that he is extremely fatigued within a few minutes while the rest of the kids take 2 to 3 times as long to get to the same level of exhaustion as he does. He was diagnosed with WPW/ Wolf Parkins White disease (irregular heart beat) when he was 12 years old and had a procedure on his heart to correct it. The procedure was successful and the doctor said that he can resume normal activity and this is gone. To put it into perspective, he is so tired within three or four minutes of the game that you can tell that mentally he is not 100%. He isn't about to pass out (doesn't look like asthma) and he is not gasping for air but he is exhausted and can start to forget some of the plays. We intend to take him back to the doctor at this point to get checked but thought we would put this out there to see if anyone else has experienced this with their teenager.

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