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What is exercise intolerance

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Many Causes: Exercise intolerance is a symptom of many conditions. It is most often found in cardiopulmonary disorders and in chronic fatigue syndrome. . Other cau... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Many things: Hormonal problems, heart related conditions, lung related conditions, low blood counts(anemia) ... just to name a few things !

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Interesting question: In medicine i think of a "sign" as an objective observation by the examiner, vs "symptom" as a subjective self observation by the patient. There fore ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Think along the: lines of more shortness of breath and/or fatigue than you would otherwise expect at any particular level of exercise(exertion).
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Powerful Impact: The signs of exercise intolerance can include unusual breathlessness, muscle pain, and increasing muscle weakness with exercise. After exercise one ca... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Probably a medical c: Probably a medical cause. Depending on other factors, anemia may be a root cause. The bottom line is that this 17 year old needs to be seen soon.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Exercise intolerance: is when one has less ability to perform physical exercise than one can reasonably expect. It can also involve problems after exercise like nausea, v... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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FP/IM: I suggest starting with a comprehensive physical by your PCP. FP or internist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Likely The Cause: Patients suffering from anorexia nervosa restrict their intake leading to protein-energy malnutrition. This in turn causes muscle dysfunction and fin... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depression can: Drain your energy and lead to lack of motivation. Anxiety can exert energy - eventually leaving you exhausted. However, - stay physically active becau... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
A psychologist: may be able to help you understand why you are having difficulty with exercising if all of your objective testing and evaluations are normal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
Dr. Ken Starnesanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Could be serious: A severe drop in your ability to exercise should be evaluated by a doctor. Although it could be as minor as a cold, or just overtraining, it could be ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: An individual needs enough energy stores during exercise to avoid fatigue or cramps. The body preferentially burns simple and complex carbohydrates fi... Read More

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