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Sudden chest pains, drop in pulse rate, chest pressure, breathlessness. Causes?

I am a 19 year old female who is definately over-weight. I weigh 235 lbs. Lately, alot of the time in the evening, I have been having sudden chest pains. My son is 1 year old, and at night time when I\ m having to chase him my heart rate has been dropping to 60 or below when my resting heart rate is usually 90. I can tell when my heart rate drops because I become short of breath and feel like there is a pressure on my chest. I was just wondering what could be causing it.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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You are 19 yrs old, obese and mother of 1 yr old child. You say that your resting pulse rate is 90/mt. While you chase your son you become short of breath, develop a feeling of pressure over the chest. Because of this you say that your pulse rate is 60 or did you count while you chase.
Even chasing is a mild exercise - so the muscle needs more O2. So actually the " "pulse rate has to increase". Short of breath and feeling of pressure over the chest are due to increased O2 demand.
Try to reduce obesity
Investigations to rule out any particular cause for obesity (hypothyroidism)
X-Ray chest
This will clear your doubts.
Best wishes
Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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