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What arrhythmia would cause skipped beats during exercise? Don't feel the skip but feel the race back up.

What arrhythmia would cause skipped beats during exercise? Don't feel the skip but feel the race back up.

There are quite a: Few arrhythmias that could result in what you describe including heart block, premature atrial or premature ventricular beats. The only way to know for certain will be to monitor you with an electrocardiographic monitor during exercise. (Like an EKG not just a pulse or rate monitor) You could ask your doctor to order this for you. ...Read more

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What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

Arrhythmia: Have a doctor check you out - some of those may be benign, but the stress of exercise may bring out some heart problems that need treatment to avoid sudden problems later. ...Read more

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I started to feel 1 or 2 skipped beats while exercise. Had 24h holter, Echo and treadmill test 3 years ago. Nothing abnormal. Do I need to test again?

I started to feel 1 or 2 skipped beats while exercise. Had 24h holter, Echo and treadmill test 3 years ago. Nothing abnormal. Do I need to test again?

Probably not: Of course it would be best to evaluate your heart again but the previously normal testing (I presume for the same reasons) makes a threatening condition less likely. What I would do is revisit the physician that originally evaluated you and inform him of your symptoms. ...Read more

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4 the past wk, the littlest anxiety causes my heart to arrhythmia-skip beat mult times. Diet same, exercise reg for 1 month. On anti-hist. Ideas?

4 the past wk, the littlest anxiety causes my heart to arrhythmia-skip beat mult times. Diet same, exercise reg for 1 month. On anti-hist. Ideas?

Needs eval soon: This could be something not serious like an adverse effect from your antihistamine. But it could also be something very serious. Heart beat irregularities occurring that often or multiple times in a row can be serious. You absolutely need to get into your doctor THIS WEEK to have it evaluated. You need a good exam of heart including rate, blood pressure and EKG, and then go form there. MAKE APPT!! ...Read more

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What to do if I get skipped heart beats when I exercise, should I continue?

What to do if I get skipped heart beats when I exercise, should I continue?

See your doctor: Majority of the time these are pre-mature beats that don't cause any problems. Associated symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, heart racing faster than normal can indicate a more serious problem. Associated medical problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes are factors as well. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't have anything else I would get an EKG and consider a holter monitor but sometimes simply by listening your heart a physician may diagnose extra beats (PVC or apc) or atrial or other arrhythmias that may require treatment. ...Read more

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I have a benign aorta arrhythmia. For the past 2 days, when I get the skip and the beat, it is followed by a warm flush sensation in my groin.

I have a benign aorta arrhythmia. For the past 2 days, when I get the skip and the beat, it is followed by a warm flush sensation in my groin.

Variable heart rates: Can result in variable blood pressures. The resultant compensatory mechanisms of the vasculature could result in this sensation. Doubtful this is anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Could doctors miss an arrhythmia?

Could doctors miss an arrhythmia?

Yes: If your arrhythmia is one that is intermittent, doctors can miss hearing it on a routine exam in the office. Sometimes an event monitor (a heart monitor that is worn for a few weeks continuously) is necessary to diagnose arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could doctors miss an arrhythmia?

Yes: Depending on whether you have the arrhythmia while you're monitored, the rhythm disorder may or may not be documented for review.

Monitoring can be as short as the time it takes to have an EKG done (10 seconds) or as long as 3 years with an implanted monitor.

Commonly, doctors prescribe cardiac monitors that patients wear for up to 30 days.

It helps to have an EKG done while having symptoms. ...Read more

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Skip a beat after 1/2 hour on treadmill lasting 1-2 hours after exercise end. Twice happen in 2, 5 months interval. Is it serious?

Skip a beat after 1/2 hour on treadmill lasting 1-2 hours after exercise end. Twice happen in 2, 5 months interval. Is it serious?

Maybe: Palpitations can occur and resolve. Speaking with your physician is important to confirm nothing else is going on but other causes are too much caffeine, low magnesium, medications, recreational drugs, thyroid problems that need to be discussed with a physician. ...Read more

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Exercise seems to be making my "anxiety caused skipped beats" worse. Scared to move!!! Why does exercise make it worse if not heart?

Exercise seems to be making my "anxiety caused skipped beats" worse. Scared to move!!! Why does exercise make it worse if not heart?

Consider monitoring: In most cases, palpitations even with exercise are benign. In one series, short runs of irregular heart rhythms were detected by stress testing in healthy people and did not lead to heart disease on later follow-up. Have you worn a heart monitor? Talk with your doctor about exercise testing or wearing a heart monitor to evaluate the rare possibility that your may have SVT episodes with exercise ...Read more

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When I'm stressed, then walk, I get skipped beats. Cardiac stress MRI clear. Cardiologist thinks anxiety. Why doesn't exercise help?

When I'm stressed, then walk, I get skipped beats. Cardiac stress MRI clear. Cardiologist thinks anxiety. Why doesn't exercise help?

Consider monitoring: In most cases, palpitations even with exercise are benign. In one series, short runs of irregular heart rhythms were detected by stress testing in healthy people and did not lead to heart disease on later follow-up. Have you worn a heart monitor? Talk with your doctor about exercise testing or wearing a heart monitor to evaluate the rare possibility that your may have SVT episodes with exercise ...Read more

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My sons heart rate at rest is 48bpm. He does quite a lot of exercise but he sometimes feels his heart skip beats which makes him light headed. Is this normal or do I need to see a cardiologist? Thanks

My sons heart rate at rest is 48bpm. He does quite a lot of exercise but he sometimes feels his heart skip beats which makes him light headed. Is this normal or do I need to see a cardiologist? Thanks

See cardiologist: Well conditioned athletes can have resting heart rates in the 45-60 range and may occasionally have skipped beats, but lightheadedness is not typical unless going from sitting to standing quickly, so an evaluation is a good idea. Anyone with dizziness or fainting during exercise needs a full evaluation. ...Read more

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3 months ago, HR increased about 20-25 beats (resting, exercise, recovery).pounding, decreased exercise tolerance due to hr, dizzy, bad in heat. Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Most likely some form of arrhythmia. Need to make an exact diagnosis before you can figure out what to do. ...Read more

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Can exercise cause one to skip periods?

Can exercise cause one to skip periods?

Yes: Heavy exercise with low bady fat causes decreased estrogen so not enough endometrial tissue is built up to get a period. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight? I'm 18 yrs old. I eat a normal amount of food & never skip meals. I hardly ever exercise. Anything I can do to keep weight on?

How can I gain weight? I'm 18 yrs old. I eat a normal amount of food & never skip meals. I hardly ever exercise. Anything I can do to keep weight on?

See a doctor: Several things can cause this. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid ;/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of the intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease ; other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies ; hyperthyroidism. A good GI doc or holistic doc can help you find what the problem (s) is/are. ...Read more

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If I just drink 400ml milk per day (no sugar milk) how many pounds I can lose after 3 weeks (and exercise, skip rope 3times a week)?

1/2 to 1 lb: 400ml provides 248 cal/day. This is essentially a starvation diet.Could lose 1/2 to 1 lb/day depending on your initial weight, height, sex to maintain itself. It is better to set a goal and work forward towards it with calorie restriction aided by exercise. See a weight loss calculator like:http://www. Healthyweightforum. Org/eng/calculators/calories-required/
this could help you plan beter and safer. ...Read more

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I exercise regularly, but I never get a flat abs. How to get flat abs without having to skip those delicious food? I don't eat alot but eat as I like

I exercise regularly, but I never get a flat abs. How to get flat abs without having to skip those delicious food? I don't eat alot but eat as I like

Getting ripped: Almost all gym people will tell you that getting ripped is about both exercising and staying hungry -- and foregoing the emotional satisfaction of eating. "That's delicious" can give way -- if you apply your mind power -- to "I know, but my body doesn't need it." This would also be a great time to do some truly hard-core aerobic fitness stuff. A wonderful gift to give yourself -- better than taste ...Read more

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I have been noticing arrhythmia and I am wondering if exercise can be dangerous?

I have been noticing arrhythmia and I am wondering if exercise can be dangerous?

Usually no: Does the exercise make it feel better or worse? Regardless, you should see your doctor to figure out what you are feeling. A 24 hour monitor can be worn to record your heart rhythm. If the symptoms are less frequent, a 30 day event monitor might give your doctor the information needed to give you solid advice. In the meantime it would be best to avoid strenuous exercise. ...Read more

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I have a tough head and chest cold...Should I skip my aerobic exercise?

I have a tough head and chest cold...Should I skip my aerobic exercise?

Probably: If you have chest congestion, a cough, or a fever, you are probably best avoiding strenuous physical or aerobic activity. This can aggravate your already compromised lungs and worsen your problem. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks into a daily exercise program, and starting to skip days. Any ideas on how to stay motivated?

I am 11 weeks into a daily exercise program, and starting to skip days. Any ideas on how to stay motivated?

Remember...: Remember why you started in the first place and how much better you felt while doing it. Also, schedule it as an appointment. Even if you don't want to do it, do 10 minutes. You can always find 10 minutes. Right? ...Read more

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Y my chest feel heavy when I don't exercise? Slightly harder 2 breath. Usually run 3-4 times a week but recently skip some weeks. Better when I've ran

Only medical eval: Will tell for sure. However, do you have any anxiety issues? Chest heaviness/tightness ; breathing issues can sometimes be related to panic/ anxiety. Many people use exercise to control anxiety symptoms. You have caffeine listed under medications. Caffeine or other stimulating substances could worsen symptoms.
Consider getting checked out. Take care. ...Read more

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If I exercise and skip doctor visits for all but injury and severe illness, will that save money?

If I exercise and skip doctor visits for all but injury and severe illness, will that save money?

Not in the long run: No one has a crystal ball with regard to health care costs for even known conditions that are stable. We certainly cannot predict what one will need over a lifetime. Preventive health care is very valuable and is something that doctors often include in annual exams or visits for illness. Having an experienced physician who knows one's personal, professional and medical history is, well, priceless. ...Read more

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22m, I have exams for 15days continously. Is it okay if I skip the exercise. Don't do any of it for that time? 2months post ACL surgery hamstring autograft

22m, I have exams for 15days continously. Is it okay if I skip the exercise. Don't do any of it for that time? 2months post ACL surgery hamstring autograft

Continue Exercise: In addition to prolonging and potentially harming your full recovery stopping your exercise may actually harm your exam scores. Taking time to walk and exercise during high stress times is an excellent way to reduce your stress, increase your focus, and improve your performance academically. ...Read more