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What causes chest pain and shortness of breath?

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Posted on Fri, 2 Jan 2015
Question: I have been having chest pain and shortness of breath lately every time I do some exercise. Is this something to be worried about?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

According you history, it may be due to heavy exercises or lifting weights which can cause muscle pains and shortness of breath which is common after exercises. If it is muscle pain then you need not worry. It can be treated with analgesics.

I would like to know few more details.
1. Since when are you having this problem (chest pain and shortness of breath)?
2. Do you get these symptoms only after exercise?
3. Have you ever done blood tests like hemoglobin, vitamin D, B12 and cholesterol? If yes, please upload all reports.
4. Do you have any history of medical illness?
5. Are you taking any medications?

Kindly get back to me with details.

Thank you.
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What causes chest pain and shortness of breath?

Brief Answer: Need more details. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX According you history, it may be due to heavy exercises or lifting weights which can cause muscle pains and shortness of breath which is common after exercises. If it is muscle pain then you need not worry. It can be treated with analgesics. I would like to know few more details. 1. Since when are you having this problem (chest pain and shortness of breath)? 2. Do you get these symptoms only after exercise? 3. Have you ever done blood tests like hemoglobin, vitamin D, B12 and cholesterol? If yes, please upload all reports. 4. Do you have any history of medical illness? 5. Are you taking any medications? Kindly get back to me with details. Thank you.