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Severe Exercise Intolerance
I'm 21 and keep getting pain in my left arm, chest, back and jaw. Went to emergency room and they didn't find anything. Had severe exercise intolerance since flu. Had echo post flu, ct, 24hr holter.
Severe SOB, exercise intolerance, chestpain, high/weak heartrate, barrel chest, early nail clubbing, swollen abdomen.Normal ekg, echo,lungfunctiontest?
Mgt/workup: From you description, you may have COPD, CF or another cardio pulmonary condition. In addition, shunting can occur outside the thorax. I would suggest checking total lung capacity, DLCO, a blood count, spirometry with and without a bronchodilator, a CFsweat test and a HRCT of the chest and possibly abdomen. A clotting disorder should also be considered. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would heart failure be possible after normal resting echo? Pains, vomiting, collapse, tachycardia on standing and complete exercise intolerance 5 months. Possible pots but symptoms so severe i worry.
Yes.: Heart failure is possible even when an echocardiographic study demonstrates normal systolic function. It's referred to as diastolic heart failure and often there are suggestions of it on an echo. Your symptoms merit a thorough evaluation by your doctor or by a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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