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Can a person on pacemaker use treadmill for exercise ?

i am 53 year old male and on pacemaker for the last 4 years. can i use treadmill as part of my exercise to control my blood sugar and cholestrol problems?
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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Generally, yes. However, anyone about to undertake a new exercise plan--ESPECIALLY someone with health concerns, should consult with their own doctor before doing so. Your doctor, not anyone on the web, is the best person to answer this question for you. Good luck with improving your health! :)
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