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Is it normal to have metallic or mucosy taste in my mouth after doing rigorous work outs?

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Hi there! I've just decided to start getting healthier. I've started doing short workout videos or walking for 30 minutes each day. While walking, I walk quickly to the point where I'm slightly out of breath. When I get home, I'm a little sweaty, but I feel good. On the days that I do the workout videos, which are 10 minutes long and more intensive, I get a metallic or "mucosy" taste in my mouth. This has happened the last 3 times I've done these videos, and I'm outright winded by the end of it. Of course, I had to do some internet research and discovered that it may be called EIPH, it's not uncommon, but I can only find information about it regarding horses and runners. I've been out of shape for the last few years, but I've always been active prior to that. Should I just lower the intensity and walk, or is this something I should get checked out?
Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 10 hours later
Brief Answer: Further tests are needed... Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your query carefully and understood your concerns. I suggest to do exercise without overloading to extreme fatigue. I also suggest to run further tests to rule out pulmonary and cardiac problems: - EKG - Cardiac echo - Stress test - Respiratory function test - Chest X-ray I also advise to have regular meals and to drink plenty of water after exercise. Dr.Benard
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