A 28-year-old female asked:
why am i feeling exhausted all the time ?! i walk 100mtrs and i get home feeling like i was out partying all night :( it's ruining my life! :(((
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Complex answer: There are many things that can cause someone to feel tired all the time-too much to go through in a forum like this. If you're getting plenty of sleep, exercising, eating well and still feeling this way, it's best to see your doctor and have them do a thorough history and physical.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
How do I handle my boyfriends bipolarness without feeling like i'm always walking on eggshells?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Talk: Tell him how you feel, and focus on yourself and your feelings or he may become defensive or just shut down. You may feel rejected or unwanted, or even scared. Communicaton is important to any relationship. Ask him if everything is ok. Keep an open line of communication during good and bad times.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
What exactly happens during a shuttle walk test?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Distance walking: There are different tests to measure endurance: a six minute walk test is the best distance walked in meters per unit time. This is usually done in a straight line/circular tracks may be used. An incremental shuttle walk involves walking between two cones. You walk as long as you can until breathlessness. The number of shuttles (laps between the cones) is noted; a shuttle = 10 meters.
6300 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
Walking while talking is safe?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi answered
Dermatology 7 years experience
Yes: Yes, this is normal and safe.
6258 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 57-year-old female asked:
Why do I hyperventilate when I walk fast?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Hyperventilate: There are several possibilities. If you mean by hyperventilating you are short of breath with effort of walking fast then it indicates that you may not be getting enough oxygen to your heart. This could be a pulmonary problem or a cardiac problem. You must call your doctor to report this and be examined to find the cause and then properly treated. Do not postpone== this could be serious.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
If you fall down a flight of stairs, can you become paralyzed or lose your ability to walk?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Yes, it is possible. It depends on many things like age, weight, physical condition, how you land, how far (how many flights or steps). It also depends on the size of the channel for your spinal cord and nerves (varies from person to person, and can be narrowed by degeneration, aging, arthritis). If you have a condition that affects balance, take extra precautions to reduce the risk of falls.
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