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is it true that high intensity exercise bad for a bicuspid aortic valve patient?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Exercise: There is no evidence that high intensity exercise is problematic for a person with a bicuspid aortic valve that is functioning normally.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the appropriate balance between rest and exercise for a healthy pregnancy?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: The balance between exercise and rest during pregnancy varies with each individual, and also with each pregnancy. If you are tired on a certain day, then by all means take a nap. When you do exercise use good common sense. Stay hydrated and don't raise your heart rate above 140 beats per minute.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can I exercise and lift weights if I am breastfeeding?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Breastfeeding shouldn't inhibit you from exercising or lifting weights.
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Can I exercise outdoors in the heat while breast feeding?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Just make sure to stay well hydrated. You'll need extra calories and extra fluids while breastfeeding.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What type of exercise is best for the heart muscle?

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Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
Aerobic: The aha recommends 150 minutes / week of moderate aerobic activity spread over 4-6 days for optimal cardiovascular health.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

Why am I sometimes extremely dizzy after exercise? I work out frequently, eat well, drink more than 8x8 glasses of water a day.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Can be other causes: Dizziness with exercise doesn't just happen with inadequate hydration. If a person is well hydrated, and still gets dizzy, her doctor can evaluate. Sometimes there are circulation problems, such as not enough blood flow to the brain under certain conditions or activities. There can be heart problems, or not enough red blood cells (anemia), etc...

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