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Dizzy After Climbing Stairs
I become dizzy after climbing a flight of stairs- no breathing problems. 31- aspirin cymbalta (duloxetine) daily. Onset 4 months after starting cymbalta (duloxetine)?
After exercise or climbing stairs will feel chest tightness, chest pain, dizziness, and feel Chest pain in morning everyday.?
Exertional chest pai: / DOE Needs evaluation. Will suggest primary care evaluation. Exercise induced Asthma is unlikely with chest pain at rest or in the morning nor is anxiety likely early in the morning and after exercise. Will suggest evaluation for cardiomyopathy or HOCM or vavular heart disease ...Read more
I have a Chest pain in morning everyday, and After exercise or climbing stairs will feel chest tightness, chest pain, dizziness
You need to see MD: Although you are young, your symptoms are very alarming and definitely not normal. I would suggest you follow up with your PCP very soon. The diagnosis can range from mild causes starting by anemia to more serious that involve your heart or lung. Again, my advise is to see MD. I hope you will feel better. ...Read more
Feeling dizzy often especially after light exercise (slight jog, stairs climbing) occurs very often. Lost consiousness a number of times any idea/help?
Get to Dr: What part of your description sounds normal, ever? You need to be seen by a dr and have testing done, particularly blood count, to see if you are anemic, have a thyroid condition, or many other things that could cause this. ...Read more
I am on lisinopril since jan 2, 2013. I am currently feeling very dizzy, coughing, can not climb stairs due to loss of balance and feeling very tired. Could it be a side effect?
Cough on lisinopril: Cough is side effect of lisinopril. Normally, this cough is at night and is not seen with sputum. I would tell your doctor about this and he would probably tell you to stop that drug. If the cough goes away in two days, do not re-start it. You need to see a doctor to find out why you're dizzy and weak. It could be caused by some factors, such as a low hb level orblood pressure. See your md asap. ...Read more
Does dizziness and shortness of breath mean I have heart disease? I am 57 and have been getting dizzy spells, shortness of breath when I climb stairs or walk for very long, and sometimes my heart feel like it is pounding or racing. I'm otherwise healthy.
It: It doesn't mean you have heart disease there can be many factors. This is a very general and common question and the only way to know if you have heart disease is to be evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more
Inactivity, injury: If one walks up steps, especially if overweight and/or out of shape, there can be aching in the muscles used most, thigh quadriceps. There can also be balance problems. No matter how deconditioning occurred, if someone is having problems climbing stairs that typically would not have been a challenge or caused pain, it might be time to see pcp/ physiatrist/pt provider for evaluation/exercise plan. ...Read more
PT evaluation: 2-4 weeks with a clearance from PT ...Read more
Conditioning: Any aerobic exercise (walking, running, swimming, stairs, etc) will help. Start slow and work your way up. When you feel your self getting winded slow down, recover and work your way back up. If you push yourself you will be out of breath at any level of conditioning and as long as you are in your target zone (heart rate) and not short of breath you are doing well. ...Read more
No pain=no problem: As long as you do not have accompanying pain or limited mobility, popping or cracking of joints should be of no concern. The tissues in joint may have minor rough spots or imperfections that cause sounds. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
What are the possible causes for a 46 year old man to get sharp chest pains while climbing stairs?
I had a tkr 8 months ago. Should I still have swelling and pain on walking 4-5 miles or climbing stairs?
It's not uncommon: All knees heal at different rates. Talk to your surgeon to make sure the implants are stable and that there is no infection or other issue that won't get better with time. ...Read more
Early osteoarthritis. My room is on 2nd floor& kitchen on ground level. Is it o.K if I keep climbing stairs up down. If not what precaution should I take?
Exercise is: Best- stretch when u get up, hot baths, steps good if there is no fall risk-good luck. ...Read more
Dehydration, infecti: A female with feeling of head throbbing after climbing stairs could be from dehydration. It could also be from a sinus infection, a cold, or allergies. Lastly, deconditioning could cause this, meaning someone who is not physically fit could experience increased heart rate which in turn could be interpreted as a throbbing head. ...Read more
How many stairs?: If one walks up steps, especially if overweight or out of shape, there can be pain in the muscles used most, thigh quadriceps. If this was a rare outing to climb a lot more steps than usual, then it is unlikely to be a health threat. However, if one is out of shape or walked up steps that typically would not have been a challenge or caused pain, there is reason to see a doctor for eval/ex plan/etc. ...Read more
Especially if: You are out of shape the increased blood flow to the brain might be a trigger, but it should also happen with other types of strenuous activities if this is true. ...Read more
Shortness of breath can be associated with exercise that is out of the ordinary for us - so if you are sedentary, the exertion of climbing stairs can cause shortness of breath.
If you are normally able to do this without being short of breath or discomfort, this is a significant change and you should see your doctor straight away. It could be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease. ...Read more
Yes: Jaw pain is frequently experienced when a blockage in one of the arteries of the heart prevents adequate blood (and oxygen) flow to the heart, particularly during periods of exertion such as climbing stairs. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should be seen by a physician as you may need testing to evaluate for the presence of heart disease. ...Read more
Breathless: When your aerobic capacity is exceeded by your exercise, breathlessness results. Climbing stairs and walking incline are exercise. ...Read more
See below: You are more likely to notice the shortness of breath after you stop and maybe that is why you stopped in the first place. Keep walking and you will eventiually get short of breath while doing the exercise. When you stop you have just completed the entire exercise so more likely to be short of breath than when you were halfway finished. ...Read more
I have groin pain walking, sitting, climbing stairs & wakens me at night, what could be causing it?
Could be Hip or...: Pain laterally & upper thigh where you would think of your hip joint being can be bursitis of the hip. Aching deep groin pain can be a pblm w/ the ball & socket of the hip joint on that side. You would also think of a lower abdomen/groin hernia, or a strained muscle with an attachment in the groin, of which there are many. Start w a physical exam (hernia) and progress to xray of the pelvis/hip. ...Read more
Throbbing headache on the left front after climbing stairs, worse with coughing. What could this be?
? migraine: You may be suffering migraine headaches, but may also have local jaw or dental problems, and the coughing which results in transient elevation of intracranial pressure may exacerbate any cerebral process. Hydrocephalus, or brain masses can cause increased pain on these valsalva-like maneuvers. So, maybe, see your doctor and decide if imaging is needed. ...Read more
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