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Recovering from Ablation surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Been exercising for 2 weeks now. Doing about a 1-2 miles daily, just walking and running around the neighborhood. Always felt fine. The is post ablation surgery 3 weeks ago. Went to the gym Yesterday for the first time. Did 1.5 miles on the tread mill. When I got off I was really dizzy. Is this normal or what??
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   That is fine
Doctor :   1.5 miles is a good exercise performance
Doctor :   What was your heart rate
User :   115
Doctor :   You need to hydrate yourself and you can restart , 115 is Ok
User :   I take 150 metoprolol a day
Doctor :   What is the resting heart rate
User :   about 95
User :   maybe 90
Doctor :   Fine
User :   Just felt really dizzy on the treadmill, not just walking and running around the neiighborhood
Doctor :   Gym has a different environment
Doctor :   where you do not have fresh air
Doctor :   So you can feel so
User :   So I guess main question is..AM I OK feeling that way. It goes away after a cool down peiod
Doctor :   That is perfectly normal
Doctor :   I suggest a step wise exercise
Doctor :   and hydrate in the pause
Doctor :   15 minute, pause for 2 minutes
Doctor :   again 10 minutes, 1 minute pause
Doctor :   and 15 minute pause
User :   OK..I like it, yesterday was my first new to this
User :   only 35 but out of shape and trying to make some lifestyle changes
Doctor :   That is perfectly good
User :   Ok thanks..doc I appreciate it
Doctor :   Great going
Doctor :   I appreciate the way you want to improve yourself
User :   Thank you..have a great day!! Me too...Its been a long time and have opened my eyes to do something about it now
Doctor :   Pleasure
Doctor :   Bye
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