Q. I had sudden chest pain on exercising. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 26, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 11, 2022

Hello doctor,

Yesterday, I went to college. I took a snack there at 3 PM, and after coming home, I had my lunch at 5 PM, and at 6 PM, I did some pushups at home. Suddenly, I felt chest pain. After 10 minutes, it increased. So, I went to a hospital. The doctor said that my blood pressure was 159 mmHg. Then, he gave some treatment. Today, I checked my BP again. It was 150/90 mmHg. So, what can I do, and what is the normal BP value? I have asthma. Is this related in any way?

Please give me your suggestions.



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You are exercising just after taking food. Your meal timings are also inappropriate.

For your blood pressure, I suggest you to evaluate the BP (blood pressure) recordings in calm and quiet surroundings for three alternate days. This can be just white-coat hypertension.

Also, do a baseline ECG (electrocardiogram).

Till then, I suggest you follow a few lifestyle modifications like a salt-restricted diet, meditation, following proper food timings, and seven hours of sleep will help you.

In asthma patients, exercise increases breathlessness. You should take medications before exercising, and if there is severe breathlessness, contact your nearby hospital immediately.

I hope this has helped you.

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