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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query.
User :   I need t discuss on my heart rate. While runnin on the tread mill I reach a heart rate of 190 plus
Doctor :   ok. what is your resting heart rate?
User :   I generally interval train, max speed -13-15kms/hr and min speed of 10kms/hr for 20 min
Doctor :   please provide your age, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   My age is 29 years, 5.4 feet=64 inches, weight 68-70 kms, BMI=26. I have a liitle nasal allregy and mild bronchitus
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you on any treatment for the allergy or the mild bronchitis?
User :   These days No as I have not faced any issues but earlier I used to take a mouth inhaler (some 5 - 6 years back)
User :   Generally in min speed the heart rate tapers off slowly and takes some time to reach the 140-150 level
Doctor :   as per the details provided your heart rate during exercises should be between 120-160 beats per minute (bpm) and should not exceed 190 bpm
User :   In that case should I stop running at higher speeds?
Doctor :   yes, do not go more than 10km/hr
User :   Ok, but I have been running to control my weigt issue and at slow speeds I donot find much benefits.
Doctor :   continue at low speeds, and be consistent with it, try doing the exercises also along with the running and diet changes to low fat and low carbohydrate diet
User :   .Thanks Dr. AAAAAAA Also should I take any ecg or other tests in a hospital?
Doctor :   yes, a baseline ECG will be helpful to make sure that there is no other underlying problem
Doctor :   get a lipid and thyroid profile also done
User :   Sure , will get it ddon. Can I suffer a cardiac arrest due to high Heart rate?
Doctor :   no, usually it does not happen, it will cause you preceding symptoms like breathlessness, sweating, palpitations, chest pain while you are doing teh work out.
Doctor :   if you feel any chest discomfort anytime during the workout
Doctor :   stop it and take rest
Doctor :   concentrate on other whole body exercises to tone up, rather than cardio work-out in such cases
Doctor :   and do brisk walk for about 20-25 minutes two times per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   I was doing anreboic exrecises with cardio. But have left for some time and doing cardio only.Shall shift to a mix of both.
User :   What kind of speed would be brisk walking?
Doctor :   brisk walk should be done with pace that allows for increasing heart rate to double of your resting heart rate
Doctor :   in any case you should be able to speak and breathe at the same time. you should not be braethless
Doctor :   you can shift to aerobic exercises back, it will help in whole body exercises and toning up
User :   Ok. Thanks Dr. xxxx.You have been of great help.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Thanks doc. Seems I have got good advice on my present queries. Thanks a lot for it.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me . bye for now. you can get back to me if you have further queris
Doctor :   *queries.
User :   Sure. Thanks
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