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A male asked:

I am breathless when i go upstairs also get dull muscle pain in lower back..feel tried..but ok if i just stay sitting?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A person with breathlessness or chest symptoms "during exertion" should go to his doctor (or even to the emergency room) to be checked right away for a heart problems, UNLESS there is another convincing reason for chest pain (decided upon by talking with one's doctor). That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a more serious condition. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry".

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