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Hands turning blue, tightness in chest, breathlessness after intense workouts. High IgM. Suggestions?

I am a 27 year old female, very active. I work out 6 days a week-intense boot camp and boxing style work outs as well as run 3-4 times a week. My hands started turning blue while running, I have tightness in my chest and get out of breath easily now. I am extremely fatigued and my heart rate is 2x higher during any kind of physical exersion than it was before. I also can t seem to eat anything without having gastrointestinal distress. Is this anxiety manifesting or do I need to see a doctor for my heart or circulation? I had a cardiac blood work up from a neurologist that had a slightly elevated Igm but everything else was normal.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Hi and thanks for your question,
the symptoms described are suggestive of a heart disorder. This is called dyspnoea on effort and deserves the expertise of a cardiologist. Hands turning blue while running is called cyanosis.
Its urgent and too important to visit your cardiologist for a chest x ray, oxygen partial pressure measurements and a cardiac ultrasound.
Easily getting tired and breathing difficulties are classical symptoms of heart disease, at times respiratory disease that must be investigated. usually it could a valvular
heart disease a heart chamber to chamber communication. Making a definitive diagnosis becomes compelling as this helps in correcting the cause in most cases, taking specific medications, adopting particular lifestyles and certain vaccines at times that help in promoting quality of life.
I suggest you visit a cardiologist for an proper physical examination and paraclinical examinations.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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