A 21-year-old female asked:
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i went for a short power walk today after work and toward i started getting a nagging side stitch that made me slow down. how do i avoid this?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Exercise intolerance: In a young female who is otherwise healthy, discomfort in the lower chest and upper abdomen may be related to exercise intolerance. The person needs to gradually increase their tolerance and insurance, however, if the symptoms are persistent the person needs evaluation of the cardiorespiratory system. You may get alternative points of view from other healthtap physicians
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely correct! Also, even with just walking, proper warming up is very important with general stretching. It can prevent some of this. Depending on distance and time spent, and level of exertion, a cooling down period is also important.
Jun 18, 2015

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