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Feel tired when jog or walk, breathlessness. What could be the reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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User:I have a quick question
User:I have noticed in past few days that when ever I jog or walk for a few minutes i feel tired
User:this has never been the case before
User:I used to play football regularly and never felt tired
User:what could be the reason?
Doctor:Did you start exercising suddenly or have you been exercising regularly?
User:I have not exercised regularly, but i regularly played outdoor sports almost daily
Doctor:After that you started jogging?
Doctor:You have been active quite regularly, right?
Doctor:Do you feel breathless or do you have any chest pain as well?
User:just breathless
Doctor:I suggest you continue your physical activity for a week or so
Doctor:If this continues, then see a physician and get an ECG and a complete blood count done
Doctor:How old are you
Doctor:Are you vegetarian?
Doctor:Then I think we'll stick to this only
Doctor:If this persists for >1 week
Doctor:see a physician and get a few tests done
User:what kind of test's do you suggest?
Doctor:As I said
Doctor:A complete blood count and an ECG to start with
Doctor:But first we need a clinical examination
Doctor:Do you smoke?
Doctor:Great then
Doctor:Please get the tests done
Doctor:I dont see any reason why someone your age should be getting tired
Doctor:But I would still like to rule out anemia and if there is an issue with the heart
Doctor:thats why the tests need to be done
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:Thats it Doctor
User:Thanks a lot for your time and advice
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a great day ahead
Doctor:I dont think you need to worry
Doctor:You should be fine in a few days
Doctor:In all probability, its just undue exertion
User:Thank You
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