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Six Signs Of Exercise Intolerance
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mild exercise intolerance, low energy, constipation, brain fog. Not depressed. What could be other reasons for these symptoms?
8 months ago in Colorado I ate THC candy and had extremely fast HR for two hours, in hypoxic (spO2 94) state. Since then, I've had increased PVCs and mild exercise intolerance. I had normal stress echo. EKGs show T-wave abnormality. Is MI likely?
Probably not, but---: With your Sx and increased PVCs (does this mean u always have some PVCs?) & T wave changes you should be checked out again soon. BTW, stay away from the THC, clearly does not agree with you. Good luck. ...Read more
Is exercise intolerance the first symptom of air trapping in lung? 43year male, 23 year smoker
my spirometry result.
Fvc 106% of predicted
fev1 95% of predited
fef25/75 62% of predicted
ferf 125% of predicted
will take the dlco and rv te
These findings do indicate that there is mild airflow obstruction and involvement of the small airways.
You're smoking history is significant and I hope that you have quite smoking and will avoid inhaling smoke.
Your follow up study should include testing with and without a bronchodilator.
This will help your physician determine responsiveness to the medication. ...Read more