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58yo f bmi 36.8 get tight painful head & panic feeling shortly after begin exercise: help? heart/lung doc gave all clear. heart rate monitor useful?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Exercise h/a/ panic: Could be anxiety or you are exercising too fast/ heavily for a deconditioned state . Check that you were assessed for mitral valve issues/asymmetric septal hypertrophy and had a stress test. Also some individuals wiht normal FEV1 but low FEF have shortness of breathe when exercising and an inhaler helps F/U w/ your doc

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Last updated Oct 7, 2015

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