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Can't walk a couple flights of steps without running out of air. Reasons ?

i dont have a problem with stress test easy to do but i cant walk a couple flights of steps without running out of air when i get to the top i cant talk to nobody cause i am so winded i just act like im looking at something so no one knows i am 5 8 170 pounds a steep hill is just as bad i have 20 to 30 percent placque build up could that be why i get winded so easy some days im worn out just getting dressed for work
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Build up of fat(cholesterol) in your arteries supplying the heart might be one of the reasons for your decreased exercise capacity.This can also be due to decreased hemoglobin (anemia) which reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood and thereby the tissue suffers from oxygen deficit.However since your chest pain needs to be evaluated I suggest you to meet a Physician and take his opinion.Hope this helps.Take care.
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