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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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I get short of breath on exertion how can I exercise?

I get short of breath on exertion how can I exercise?

See your MD: Of course you breathe faster with exercise but if you become very short of breath with a little exercise say climbing a few steps or getting dressed your doctor needs to determine why now! if this is very serious exercize might be unsafe or require a very long time to build up under supervision. ...Read more

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While doing nothing, or just talking I feel short of breath. However, when I exercise I have plenty of oxygen, why?

While doing nothing, or just talking I feel short of breath. However, when I exercise I have plenty of oxygen, why?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath at rest, but improved with activity is often due to anxiety. You absolutely need to see a physician to rule out any major medical issues, but if all appears normal on physical examination, often times anxiety is found to be the culprit. You need to discuss this with your primary care physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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HR will be at 190 then in one beat drop to 170 then rise back up. Keeps happening a few times in exercise.short of breath, extreme pounding. ?

HR will be at 190 then in one beat drop to 170 then rise back up. Keeps happening a few times in exercise.short of breath, extreme pounding. ?

Don't rely on HR: monitor. These are not accurate enough to determine the rate just on beat to beat variation. If you are however experiencing extreme pounding in your chest, and are short of breath, ESPECIALLY if you feel at all woozy or weak, you should get medical attention. At 17 probably not worrisome, but never can be sure. Avoid extreme exercise until this is done. And don't diet. ...Read more

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My asthma is exercise induced, I do take my puffer 10 minutes before exercising, but i still am short of breath when exercising, what to do? Thanks

Spirometry /EKG: I think your pediatrician should determine that your shortness of breath is caused only by your asthma. Other problems such as cardiac disease may cause shortness of breath. Repeating the albuterol when you are short of breath but not exceeding the maximal dose, and a spacer device is useful for delivery. ...Read more

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If one has CHF is exercise to be encouraged, even if it makes them tired quickly and get short of breath? What is optimal amount of exercise for chf?

If one has CHF is exercise to be encouraged, even if it makes them tired quickly and get short of breath? What is optimal amount of exercise for chf?

Routine: talk to you doctor about your specific situation, but in general exercise is good. do what you can, then stop and rest, then go again. if you get lightheaded or chest pain - review with your doc. i'd strive for 30-60 minutes most days of the week of routine dedicated exercise. ...Read more

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Feel short of breath during swim practice. Could I have exercise induced asthma?

Feel short of breath during swim practice. Could I have exercise induced asthma?

Certainly: You might also be out of shape. Another possibility is your heart. Your primary care physician is a great first stop to figure out the cause of your complaint. See your doctor very soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more