Cardio Exercises

Cardio exercises, also called cardiovascular or aerobic exercises, are exercises that work the heart muscles by making it pump blood faster. This exercise is essential for good heart health. Doing cardio exercises regularly can help lose weight, reduces the risk of heart diseases, and allows you to get better sleep. Examples include running, brisk walking, biking, swimming, etc.

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Can any of my regular medicines cause my scalp to tingle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing tingling sensation of the scalp on left side of my head. The medications which I am taking are Zyprexa, Prozac Sonata, Neurontin, Tramadol and Metformin. Will any of these medications cause this tingling sensation?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you that everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

Can Redux cause pulmonary hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 15 years ago, I had Redux for three months. Some 10 years back, I had an echocardiogram. The finding was very mild mitral valve regurgitation and everything else was good. Three years back when my brother had heart bypass, my doctor advised me to undergo some heart tests. I had th...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dexfenfluramine - Redux was banned because of causing pulmonary artery hypertension. In earlier days, doctors thought that Redux would cause pulmonary artery hypertension during the course of treatment. But, later we have found a lot of patients who developed...  Read Full »

Is ST depression normal after exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently began doing cardio exercise and noticed that my heart rate would go upto 160-170 beats just after a few minutes of exercise. I got some anxiety about it and purchased a portable EKG monitor. Everything showed up normal when taking it while resting. But it shows ST depressio...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Heart rate going up might be related to you being unaccustomed to activities. At your age, normally you are expected to attain a heart rate of 180 bpm with exercise. So nothing to worry about it. Some ST depression does occur during exercise, but it is physiological...  Read Full »

Why is my heart rate high while exercising?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate is 90 to 100 while doing exercise. Should I reduce my exercise and take more rest? Or do I need to do exercise such as jogging every day?  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to inform you that your heart rate is completely normal. Also, when you exercise, it is a normal phenomenon that the heart rate raises. It is only after regular long sessions of exercising that the lower heart rate is seen, like in athletes or...  Read Full »

I am trying to gain muscle and weight healthily. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a boy; kindly advise me about muscle or weight gain.   Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To gain weight healthily, you need to build muscle. I advise you to indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet. There is no shortcut to a healthy body. Healthy diet: Do not start eating oily food or junk food to gain weight, because that would only l...  Read Full »

My pulse rate rapidly elevates after I exercise for a while. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I started gymming today after a while. I did my mild cardio today in the morning, but after two hours of exercising, my pulse rate was more than 120 bpm. Later it went normal, but it started elevating like a clock whenever I walked a bit. I have a history of hypertension & diabetes me...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Heart rate rises with exercise and reduces after cessation of exercise. This is normal. Formally, this is assessed on a treadmill test. ECG (electrocardiogram) and blood pressure are recorded during exercise and post-exercise. Normally heart rate ...  Read Full »

I have severe chest pain and high heart rate. Please suggest a cure.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female with a height of 5 feet 3 inches and a weight of 110 pounds. I am not taking any medicine. I am having chest pain for a month and high heart rate, which is very painful in the night. I had an EKG which showed tachycardia. Can you please tell me what medicines ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A high heart rate in itself is nothing. It can be due to one of the many reasons. It can be starting right from inside the heart from the electrical system that causes the mechanical movements (pumping) of the heart. The thyroid gland is also responsible for a high...  Read Full »

Should I maintain my pulse below 140 during exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I walk and jog for 40 minutes, and my pulse crosses 165. My age is 39, and obese. Taking Olmesartan 20 mg for blood pressure and taking Rosuvastatin 5 mg for cholesterol. I read that one should not exercise more than 140 counts keeping in view my age. Please let me know whether I should...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, there is no such cut-off that exists. Now, for your age, you can exercise till your heart rate reach around 180. It also depends upon your exercise capacity whether you are able to do it or not without excessive shortness of breath or other symptoms like chest pa...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been married for two years and I never faced erectile dysfunction with my wife like I am facing now. I went abroad for work and stayed there for six months. After I got back, whenever I try getting intimate with my wife, I do not get erections. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Erectile dysfunction is very common these days. The risk factors include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disease, and obesity. I suggest the following tests: Total testosterone level. HbA1C. Lipid profile. Thyroid function test. If the ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have mild supraventricular tachycardia in a healthy individual?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 74 year old male in excellent health, and I am not on any medications. Recently, I had a strange chest sensation. It felt like my heart stopped or skipped, and I felt lightheaded like I might pass out. I had an EKG, echocardiogram, and a Holter test done. The EKG results were n...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you are a little worried about your heart and have been on the Holter monitor for a while. I appreciate that you have uploaded the reports in full for my consideration (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  From the fact that you are not on an...  Read Full »

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