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What may cause shortness of breath and nausea within few minutes of exertion while having high BP and enlarged heart?

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Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Question: I have high blood pressure and enlarged heart. This is known. I havent been exercising in about six months. Now, when I exert myself even for a few minutes, I get shortness of breath and nausea in a matter of minutes.
Six months ago, I was doing calisthenics for 45 minutes at a time. Until I was out of breath, I would take a short break and continue.
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs evaluation

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

It’s time to get yourself evaluated personally be a cardiologist as some tests like echo-cardiogram is required to reassess the function of your heart. As you are getting shortness of breath on lesser physical activities than before, it suggests that your cardiac function might have gone down or some valve regurgitation has progressed.

Medicines also need to be adjusted accordingly.

I hope this information will guide you properly.

Regards,
Dr Bhanu Partap
Cardiologist
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What may cause shortness of breath and nausea within few minutes of exertion while having high BP and enlarged heart?

Brief Answer: Needs evaluation Detailed Answer: Hello, It’s time to get yourself evaluated personally be a cardiologist as some tests like echo-cardiogram is required to reassess the function of your heart. As you are getting shortness of breath on lesser physical activities than before, it suggests that your cardiac function might have gone down or some valve regurgitation has progressed. Medicines also need to be adjusted accordingly. I hope this information will guide you properly. Regards, Dr Bhanu Partap Cardiologist