Could a person with a heart problem or heart disease exercise?

Exercise. There are many kinds of heart problem and disease. For many of them exercise is not only reasonable, it is important. The kind of heart disease/problem and the abnormality of the heart involved dictate whether exercise is appropriate.

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Docs, could a person with a heart problem or heart disease exercise (lift weights)?

Exercise w/heart dis. Exercise, including weight lifting, is helpful in heart disease to increase exercise tolerance. Your doctor will have assessed your exercise tolerance, probably with a stress test, and advised how much and how strenuous your exercise activity should be. Walking is excellent heart exercise activity Weight lifting within exercise tolerance is good as we;;/ Read more...

Could I still exercise if I have a heart problem or heart disease?

Exercise heart . Yes - depending on the severity of heart problems may need monitoring or screening in your doctors office for assessing level of stress you are able to endure. Read more...

If I have a heart problem or heart disease can I still lift weights and exercise?

Yes. It is always advised to do exercise. That include aerobics (treadmill, bike, rowing, swimming, elliptical, etc) You may also do anaerobic: lift weights BUT should be more based in repetitions than HEAVY weights that could increase blood pressure and put a strain on the heart. Read more...

What to do if I've got a heart problem or heart disease can I still lift weights and exercise?

Hrt Dis./exercise. Your doctor will be able to assess your exercise tolerance. No doubt a limitation of level of exercise will be recommended. In severe heart disease you may not be able to tolerate much exercise. Walking a half hour per day is excellent exercise generally. Read more...

Could a person have heart problem symptoms for years and not be diagnosed with heart disease?

Missed hrt diagnosis. It is possible to have limited coronary heart disease for years without impacting function. At some point the partial narrowing may become enough to cause symptoms of pain or decreased exercise tolerance. If symptoms have been present for years then a thorough cardiac workup is overdue. See your doctor. Read more...

Could major stress cause pain in the area around the heart (below left pec muscles), without having a heart problem? I.E. Just pain, no heart disease?

Muscle tension . Stress can cause activation of your sympathetic nervous system, making your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol and aldosterone. High adrenaline can cause muscle spasms which can contribute to pain. Also chronically high levels of cortisol can contribute to tissue alkalinity, and reductin of tissue magnesium then muscle spams, high aldosterone leads to loss of potassium. Read more...

What is my statistical chance of getting heart disease at 22? Have you heard of heart disease in someone my age? Who wasnt born with a heart problem? I don't smoke and im not obese im thin and no family history all I have is shortness of breath it just st

Low Risk. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and you should remain at low risk. Periodic evaluations by your doctor are also helpful. Read more...
Risk calculator. Risk is low at your age. Suggest going to the american heart association website using their risk calulator my life check. http://mylifecheck.heart.org/pledgepage.aspx?navid=5&culturecode=en-us. It is a good interactive calculator. To properly fill it out, you will need some details, like cholesterol values. But it still works even if you don't have all the data. Read more...