I want to lose weight but am afraid to exercise. I fear a I am going to vomit, faint or cause myself a heart attack? Any recommendations?

Go see your doctor. You may be right to be afraid to start a rigorous exercise program. See you doctor and discuss your fears. Tests can be done to check all systems and hopefully give you an all clear!
Daily walking. Start very slow. You may walk(or exercise in a pool). You don't need to run or carry weights. If you jointed a gym, ask or advice to the trainers they have (especify you are just beginning to exercise).Go slow. Short distances for short periods but try to have a routine 4-5 times a week half hour to 45 minutes. Diet is important too.

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What would u say to obese patient who wants 2 exercise 2 improve heart health/lose weight, but doesn't due to a phobia about having heart attack? : (

Phobia treatment. I would suggest to this person that treatment for phobias and other anxiety disorders is very possible and could be lifesaving. Has your primary care physician (and maybe also your cardiologist) evaluated your cardiovascular health and made suggestions for you? Have they cleared you for a gradual exercise program? Those are important steps -- and also working with a therapist on your anxiety. Read more...
See your doctor. Get a physical, clearance to begin an exercise program. See a nutritionist, and perhaps even a counselor. Medications may be appropriate as well. Basically, you don't have to figure all this out on your own. Getting these fearful thoughts out of your head with someone else does wonders for getting over them. Fears in the head cause anxiety, food can be a way to ease that anxiety. You can do it. Read more...
Get unstuck. Sometimes people don't exercise because they accept a specious argument against exercising. If there's a fear of a heart attack, i'd suggest a medical evaluation and clearance to exercise. If the fear persists, counseling can help. In reality, the risk of heart attack is greater from lack of exercise. Good luck! Read more...

I want to lose weight. But if I do, will I still have a heart attack? Heart problems? Anything? .

Odds. All you can do in life is look at your odds. There is no guarantee that a safe will not fall out of a window and kill you. Decreasing your weight from too high will decrease your chances of things like diabetes and heart disease. Those will cost you quality of life if you do live a long time. Skinny people are not immune, but i recommend that you lose the weight and be happy also. Read more...
Risks. Being overweight is only one risk for heart disease. Decreasing weight can decrease your risk. There are many other factors which can put your risk for heart attack, including cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, family history, etc. Congratulations on your goal to lose weight. It will definitely benefit you in the long run, decreased the risk for arthritis, diabetes, etc. Read more...

How does anxiety cause brain fog, lightheaded feeling/faint feeling? Always assumed it was more of heart attack feeling. Dont have fast heart/breaths.

Possible & rule out. Anxiety certainly can cause lightheaded/faint feelings, but you also want to make sure there is not a physical explanation that has not been addressed. If you have not discussed your symptoms with your primary care doctor, I recommend you do that to make sure something isn't being ignored. In addition, pay attention to the situations in which these symptoms occur for clues to possible triggers. Read more...

I have a fear of heart attack. Got all the checkups done and all are negative. No family hisotry. Can u ensure tht excercise would keep me away frm it?

Unreasonable. Fear is unfounded. Risk of heart disease within next 10 years is extremely low. Risk of dying or being injured from accidents, alcohol, or recreational activities is far greater. Reasons for misperception of risk are complex and should be explored with someone who can help you work through it. Regular exercise reduces risk, but since initial risk is very low there will be little net benefit. Read more...

What is the best medicine for anxiety? I'm on celexa (citalopram) and it doesn't work. I have a constant fear of having a heart attack like my father.

See your primary car. You shoudl see a primary care. Dont worry about heart attacks. Eat right, dont smoke, and control your BP if elevated. Read more...
Caution. Be cautious with anxiolytics. They can help, but are best used short-term as they can be very addictive. Perhaps a better long term strategy would be to understand why you are so afraid the same thing will happen to you as happened to your father. Your risk factors may be entirely different and you may really not be at risk. Also, consider an increase in the Celexa (citalopram) if you are under 20 g a day. Read more...