Common "Cardio Exercises" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I had bleeding from my nostrils after a workout. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23 year old male. I have started to workout recently. Today, after workout and cardio when I was taking a shower I saw blood coming out of my right nostril. The blood stopped immediately but there was bleeding from my right nostril for a few seconds. I have experienced this for t...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bleeding from nostrils is one of the common conditions encountered in our daily practice. The most common cause in young population is dryness in the nose and nose crusts from nose picking. The other possible causes include: High blood pressure. Fragile capillar...  Read Full »

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 »

May I know the risks of high-intensity cardio exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a healthy 36-year-old. I run several times a week, often sprinting up hills for two to three minutes. In the past three years, I have had a few minor cardio-related symptoms, which I had checked out because I am motivated to stay in top physical condition. These include dizziness (...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Exercising regularly is a good thing to keep ourselves healthy. If you are a trained athlete and exercising under the guidance of an expert for intense cardio, exercise risk will be minimal. Your expert will design a workup that will suit you, like duration of the se...  Read Full »

I have high hs-CRP and lipoprotein levels. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Eight months back my hs-CRP level was 3.86 mg/dL and CRP was 0.24 mg/dL. One month later hs-CRP was tested again and it was 0.4 mg/dL. My ESR also seems to be higher along with lipoprotein. Please advise the treatment. Is there any further investigation for high hs-CRP? What does high hs-...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Raised hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) indicates your risk to cardiac issues. Your blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) have to be correlated with your clinical symptoms. These reports alone cannot give you any conclusion. I need to...  Read Full »

How can I lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 5'61", 38 years old, and 176.37 Ibs weight. Since the last one to five months, I have left wheat 80 % from my diet and following on average 1000 to 1500-calorie diet every day. Initially, I lost weight from 176.37 to 171.96 Ibs in two weeks, but now I am stuck at 174.16 Ibs weight...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Many persons on the 1200 calorie diet face a similar issue. Here are the tips to lose weight : You should eat small healthy snacks between main meals. Do more cardio exercise. Avoid eating carbohydrates after 7 PM. Good sleeping hygiene (sl...  Read Full »

There is weakness in leg after walking with increase in heart rate. How to manage them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old male. I am a hypertensive patient, and I am taking Metosartan 50 in the morning. The blood pressure is under control. Recently, I started to have a walk in the morning. For a few days, I walked quickly for 15 minutes. After a few days, my heart rate got increased, and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you do not have stamina and endurance. Your muscles get tired due to the lack of stretch exercise. You need to start stretch exercise and cardio to gain more energy and endurance. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient id...  Read Full »

Do I need to maintain my pulse below 140 during exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I walk and jog for 40 minutes, and my pulse crosses 165 beats per minute. My age is 39 years, 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 m...  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 »

Is running bad for the heart?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female. I am an avid runner. I run 5 to 7 miles daily. Is this bad for my heart? I keep reading that I could be damaging my heart instead of hurting it. I have tried only running 3 to 4 miles instead of the longer mileage, and it makes me crabby. I have no heart disease...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is a good exercise, and it benefits the whole body including the cardiovascular system. So, you need not worry about this. Regarding exercise, it is best to change the pace of physical activity such as running, jogging, etc. Running at a smooth, fast pace is not so ...  Read Full »

Does alcohol consumption affect my daily workout?

Query: Hi doctor, Please explain the effects of alcohol on fitness goals. Does hangover affect my workouts? If it affects my workout, then what kind of alcohol can be taken that does not affect my workouts. Please explain them in detail the reason for the hangover and its effects on my workout routine in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Any beverage having with more alcohol content attains a concentration of more than fifty percent in the body and when taken in a prolonged period, it affects the key organs. It may not affect fitness directly but it affects by causing damage t...  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 d...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.