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Would excess weight be the reason for excess stress and fatigue?

Hello. I am 47 , 5'4'' AND 100 pounds. I was 130 pounds this time last year and felt pretty good. I eat 2,300 calories a day and have been having chest symptoms that are uncomfortable when under stress. Could my weight be affecting my heart? I have lost a lot of muscle and experience fatigue with an inability to handle stress. I have also had an abnormal aldosterone test many months back.

Vanessa Stroud
Thu, 15 Sep 2016
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I am Dr Sameer, Cardiologist.
First with this high weight getting fatique easily can be there. But chest discomfort during periods of sttess can be a symptom of underlying cardiac disease. Their is a test called stress echo which can be done to rule out cardiac disease. Also get thyroid profile tested.
Consider loosing weight gradually than all of a sudden and excersise regularly.
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