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Causes Of Exercise Intolerance
Could be serious: A severe drop in your ability to exercise should be evaluated by a doctor. Although it could be as minor as a cold, or just overtraining, it could be an early sign of a serious heart or lung condition. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
See below: Yes: Underweight might be secondary to or symptomatic of an underlying disease. Unexplained weight loss needs evaluation asap. Severely underweight individuals may have poor physical stamina and a weak immune system, leaving one open to infection. Malnutrition due to poor/inadeq intake, genetics, underlying mental or physical disease need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Yes: An individual needs enough energy stores during exercise to avoid fatigue or cramps. The body preferentially burns simple and complex carbohydrates first, then protein, then fat. If you don't have enough carbohydrate energy stores then protein (muscle) is broken down and then fat. The caveat is that some well trained underweight people don't have a problem but they have done extensive training. ...Read more
Stress test stated moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical. Heart cath says stress test false p, no blocks, but mild elevated EDP/LBBB. Is this causing dyspnea and exercise intolerance? Help?
Yes: Elevated EDP indicates left ventricular dysfunction. You did not report what your ejection fraction (EF) is - it's crucial. Your EDP may be elevated from systolic and/or diastolic dysfunction. Moreover, LBBB causes dys-synchrony which further compromises LV function. Both abnormalities you list will result in impaired functional capacity manifested as exercise intolerance. ...Read more
Can a Vitamin D deficiency cause muscle weakness, shakiness and exercise intolerance? I have low vitamin D, I'm being treated, on week 2, feel awful
Severe vitamin D def: May cause Adults to experience "bone pain" as well as muscle weakness. There is no clear pattern of symptoms. In fact many people remain asymptomatic despite low levels. But here are the more common symptoms: Fatigue, General muscle pain and weakness, Muscle cramps, Joint pain, Chronic pain, Weight gain, High blood pressure, Restless sleep, Poor concentration, and Headaches. ...Read more
Different issues: Vitamin d deficiency is common in the us due low exposure to sun, low milk consumption and obesity. If you are deficient in vitamin d you can take over the counter supplement. Exercise intolerance can be due to many causes from lack of physical activity to many systemic disorders and you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
What adrenal issues cause shortness of breath, severe stress intolerance, weak immunity, exercise intolerance? Gp wants me 2 c specialist for adrenals.
Low adrenal function: You have symptoms of low adrenal function. The medical profession recognizes addison's disease, an extreme form of low adrenal function. However, only 1 in 10, 000 people have severe enough adrenal problems to qualify for addison's, but millions have lesser yet significant degrees of poor adrenal function. See http://www. Adrenalfatigue. Org/ and the book adrenal fatigue by dr. James wilson. ...Read more
I'm 21 and since a bad flu 3 months ago, I've been having tachycardia and extreme exercise intolerance. Ekgs, echo and troponins have been normal, but potassium is low despite high dietary intake. Causes?
I'm 21 and since a bad flu 3 months ago, I've been having tachycardia and extreme exercise intolerance. Ekgs, echo and troponins have been normal, but potassium is low despite high dietary intake. What could be the causes?
Powerful Impact: The signs of exercise intolerance can include unusual breathlessness, muscle pain, and increasing muscle weakness with exercise. After exercise one can experience headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Exercise intolerance can have a profound negative impact forcing an individual to make significant lifestyle changes. ...Read more
Exercise intolerance: Is when one has less ability to perform physical exercise than one can reasonably expect. It can also involve problems after exercise like nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue or pain. ...Read more
FP/IM: I suggest starting with a comprehensive physical by your PCP. FP or internist. ...Read more
Likely The Cause: Patients suffering from anorexia nervosa restrict their intake leading to protein-energy malnutrition. This in turn causes muscle dysfunction and finally exercise intolerance. In one study all subjects showed impaired muscle function on strength and exercise measurement. 50% of patients showed nerve damage and tissue biopsies showed muscle damage at the microscopic level. ...Read more
If all of my general health assessments indicate I'm healthy, but I'm still having exercise intolerance, what type of doctor do you recommend seeing?
A psychologist: May be able to help you understand why you are having difficulty with exercising if all of your objective testing and evaluations are normal. ...Read more
I have had extreme exercise intolerance that is getting worse. I used to exercise 1 hour daily. Now I'm exhausted after 10 min. What could this be?
RE: Exercise Intolerance- the mitochondrial disorder. Is it possible that this and CFS could be one and the same? Any studies done to check this out?
Not likely: Easy fatigue is just one symptom of mitochondrial disease which is a rare medical condition cause by mutations in mitochondrial genes encoding enzymes involve in cellular oxidative metabolism. In contrast to chronic fatigue syndrome which is not uncommon, mitochondrial disorders are often associated with-neurological and cardiac dysfunction and abnormal muscle biopsy ...Read more
Hello I have severe exercise intolerance from lactic acid build up. I've been having uncontrollable weight gain, but eat very healthy. Any tips on WL?
43yom. Exercise intolerance/muscle fatigue out of blue last3-5wks. Tons of bloodtests, normal. How long if not better is rare muscle disorder likely?
Have been having constant chest pain which radiates to my back for 5 days, EKG normal, exercise intolerance, but ativan (lorazepam) relieved. What could it be? Help
Tsh: 0.013 (0.27-4.7), ft4: 19.7 (12-22), ft3: 5.2 (3.1-6.8). Exercise intolerance, tired & breathlessness. To wait & recheck later or any advice?
Hyperthyroidism: The low TSH indicates that your thyroid levels are high for you, despite the normal ft4 and ft3 levels. If you had no symptoms we would call this subclinical hyperthyroidism. If your doctor feels that your symptoms are related to your thyroid, treatment would be indicated. Overall, it is reasonable to wait 4-6 weeks and repeat the levels. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.
I have exercise intolerance. Muscles seize up, fatigue even when not training. Got muscle biopsy and was inconclusive. I'm lost as to what to do next?
What's your Doc say?: If you're so far as to have gotten a muscle or muscle/nerve biopsy then, that means you're being aggressively worked up for your symptoms. I understand YOU may not know "where to go next" but in all fairness, isn't that's why you have a doctor? They likely have more in their bag of tricks than just an inconclusive biopsy. So what's next? Talk to your doctor about next steps to be taken.. ...Read more
Exercise intolerance for 2 weeks after using seretide inhaler for mild asthma. Constant full body muscles twitching/vibrating, increase by slight exer?
Is sick sinus syndrome poss in a 21 yr old with lifelong history of exertional chest pain and recent total exercise intolerance, palps and collapse? Scheduled for pots tests, but just wondering.
Possible? Yes: Possible, but unlikely. The average age of patients with sinus syndrome is 68 years, but it can occur in neonates too. ...Read more