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What causes exercise intolerance?

What causes exercise intolerance?

Many things: Hormonal problems, heart related conditions, lung related conditions, low blood counts(anemia) ... just to name a few things ! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Can being underweight cause fatigue or exercise intolerance?

Can being underweight cause fatigue or exercise intolerance?

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

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Can being underweight cause tiredness and exercise intolerance?

Can being underweight cause tiredness and exercise intolerance?

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

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Severe abdominal pain rapid weight loss anemia diarrhea fatigue weakness do you think maybe chrons disease?

Severe abdominal pain rapid weight loss anemia diarrhea fatigue weakness do you think maybe chrons disease?

Go see your doctor: You need a medical check up and further testing from either your pcp or go see a gastroenterologist.It could be something serious. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia lead to exercise (even mild ex) intolerance prolonged ex. Recovery time (~3 days) with muscle twitching ? No trigger points present.

Can fibromyalgia lead to exercise (even mild ex) intolerance  prolonged ex. Recovery time (~3 days) with muscle twitching ? No trigger points present.

Careful advancement: Aerobic excercize is important in control of fibromyalgia however increasing the duration and intensity too rapidly will flare it up do check with your doctor because there are many other things that can cause those symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of cardiomyopathy in teen athlete?I have heat intolerance,exercise duration decreased significantly,elevated HR resting/exercising,pounding

Symptoms of cardiomyopathy in teen athlete?I have heat intolerance,exercise duration decreased significantly,elevated HR resting/exercising,pounding

Not likely: Need some more information. What are you doing exactly to have these symptoms. Are you overweight do you takes any medication ? Do you smoke drink or illicit drugs? ...Read more

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Can hook shape Celiac artery w/stenosis cause chronic constipation, abd pain,nausea after eating. I eat high fiber, water, Miralax, exercise daily.

Can hook shape Celiac artery w/stenosis cause chronic constipation, abd pain,nausea after eating. I eat high fiber, water, Miralax, exercise daily.

Yes: Stenosis of the celiac artery involves reduce blood flow and nutrition to a part of the GI tract; this can result in reduced peristalsis and back up of contents causing nausea. You should see a gastrointerologist for alternatives to dietary treatment ...Read more

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Could moderate exercise decrease appetite?

Could moderate exercise decrease appetite?

Yes.: Not only does exercise actually help control appetite in the long term, but it also helps your body use ingested calories more efficiently. ...Read more

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Can a TSH level of 6.4u/ml and free T4 of 10pmol/l cause severe hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, aches, intolerance to cold?

Can a TSH level of 6.4u/ml and free T4 of 10pmol/l cause severe hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, aches, intolerance to cold?

Both results in the: Abnromal range but not by too much. In any case the levels are indicative of thyroid deficiency and could lead to your symptoms. Please see your doctor for replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more

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What is it? I have fever (better by: drinking fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severity: moderate) and diarrhea (severity: severe) .

What is it? I have fever (better by: drinking fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severity: moderate)  and diarrhea (severity: severe) .

Get evaluation: I generally define fever as 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit or above. It depends on how long the fever has been going. If you have been having fever for less than a week, it is most likely viral or bacterial gastroenteritis. If severe diarrhea with dehydration and lightheadedness, get seen right away. If the fever has been going a week or more, you should definitely get evaluated as well. ...Read more

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What adrenal issues cause shortness of breath, severe stress intolerance, weak immunity, exercise intolerance? Gp wants me 2 c specialist for adrenals.

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

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Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?

Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is likely. Chronic anxiety is complicating the issue. Try to identify offending foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you and give dietary advice(ex. Fodmap diet) and/or medication. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for stress management. Medication may also be prescribed for short term help. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Loosing weight too: fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Exercise Intolerance (Definition)

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, ...Read more