Heart Disease Community
Non-cardiac related causes of fatigue & shortness of breath associa...
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Non-cardiac related causes of fatigue & shortness of breath associated with vigorous exercise

Non-cardiac related causes of shortness of breath and extreme fatigue during and after vigorous exercise such as hiking and biking up steep hills.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
976897_tn?1379171202
If the heart is in perfect condition then the next thing to investigate are the lungs. Perhaps a lung function test should be given to test capacity and absorption/exchange of gases. If the lungs are not adequately absorbing oxygen into the bloodstream, your muscles will suffer fatigue. I remember reading somewhere that with each breath you take, the heart uses 80% of the available oxygen from each breath which only leaves 20% for the rest of the body. If the lungs are impaired then this will be less.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thank you!  That's the best explanation I have received for my fatigue and shortness of breath during and after vigorous exercise.  In fact my PCP has referred me to a pulmonary physician, so that may finally give me some answers, and I hope some treatment options.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
996946_tn?1411467927
Blank
LindaTX Tommy.....it's been 3 years... Comment
25 mins ago
996946_tn?1411467927
Blank
LindaTX commented on Lolo cat of the week ...
48 mins ago
139792_tn?1299416777
Blank
Dalubaba commented on Rainbow
3 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ