I am a cardiologist and thank you for writing in. I will be truthful and be straight forward in saying NO everything is not OK. Problems that need attention I will list below with suggested remedy:
1. You are overweight
. Get to the right weight by diet and exercise. Start with brisk walk for an hour a day, cut down on fatty and sweet food.
2. You get fatigued: If your heart and lungs are normal. There is no physical reason for that except that you are accustomed to exercise. Sincerely, I would suggest, give up negative thoughts, worries and any associated guilt feeling and get on with your work and exercise. You will feel much better.
3. I am not a psychologist
yet I would suggest that face your issues head on. Also imagine the worst case scenario. Label those scenarios are junk thoughts - worth banishing. Think positively and get on with your work and exercise schedule. Exercise does produce chemicals in our body called endorphins which have euphoric anti depressant
bursting effect. A bonus is it not? I will not worry about slightly rapid heart rate
and certainly recommend voluntary Firefighting.
4. You have high BP
and high cholesterol: both probably need prescription drugs. If not already done get an appointment with your doctor and start medications. After your exercise program there will be time to discontinue drugs or reduce the dosage under supervision. Look forward for that day
Dr Anil Grover