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A 34-year-old female asked:

when i hike or exercise my heart beats really fast, and my face becomes red in 5 mins. i have to rest to catch my breath but once i do and start moving again i go back to being breathless in seconds. it never happened before. is it serious?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Concerning: This new symptom is of concern for problems referable to heart, lungs,or anemia. An evaluation by a physician or cardiologist is recommended. Appropriate tests after physical examination could include EKG, treadmill stress test, blood count, chest xray, oximetry, pulmonary function tests.

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