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What causes increased blood pressure and pulse after intense physical activity?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Why is my blood pressure 160/95 pulse 139 when dancing for two minutes and then struggle to breath and talk. Pain in chest and back it hurts to breath in worse through my mouth. Hurts to yorn. I have had chest exray that was fine I have a cough that is not continues happens a few times in day and at night in bed. My bloods have come back ok any form of exhurshion and I'm out of breath has got worse over the last 2/3 months. I have heart problems in my family Mother and younger sister my mother had triple bypass and has since died age 69 my sister has had stent put in two months ago
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cardiac function evaluation needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

Usually blood pressure and pulse increase after intense physical activity, but not so fast breathing problems.

You have a positive family history about heart diseases and your age warrants a complete cardiac ( heart function) check up.

Heart function can be evaluated by some tests and these include measurement of blood pressure regularly for a couple of days, ECG, cardiac ultrasound and cardiac stress test.

I suggest you to discuss with your primary care Doctor about the possibility of having these tests done.

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.
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What causes increased blood pressure and pulse after intense physical activity?

Brief Answer: Cardiac function evaluation needed. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Usually blood pressure and pulse increase after intense physical activity, but not so fast breathing problems. You have a positive family history about heart diseases and your age warrants a complete cardiac ( heart function) check up. Heart function can be evaluated by some tests and these include measurement of blood pressure regularly for a couple of days, ECG, cardiac ultrasound and cardiac stress test. I suggest you to discuss with your primary care Doctor about the possibility of having these tests done. Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.