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Old 02-09-2020, 10:55 AM
 
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I go on the elliptical, walk, ride my bike and feel fine. But when I’m scrubbing the stove or bending over scrubbing the floor I feel like my heart is beating fast and have to catch my breath. I check my Fitbit and it’s maybe 110 at the most. When I’m working out at my pulse is at 140 I feel fine. It’s maybe from using muscles I don’t use much? (I don’t deep clean as much as I should or get maids). Or could it be something else? Anyone else have more issues cleaning than working out?
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:43 AM
 
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OK here's my story. Can't say for sure what you're feeling is what I was feeling, and I don't know how old you are, but you've established that you work out regularly, often, and vigorously. Is that correct?

You are getting excessive aerobic exercise. I know. Nobody is going to believe that crap. It is a real thing. It took two yrs for doctors to diagnose it properly of maybe they didn't want to. A cardiologist who was also a marathon runner finally confirmed what I had suspected but couldn't prove or even believe myself. He suggested not getting so much aerobics and doing some sprinting and weightlifting.

Of course I would advise you get some sort of cardio screening at this point since ya never can tell. I did the treadmill, the 24 hours monitor thing, and a some kind of ultra-sound scan to make sure I didn't have an actual heart problem. All systems were Green and Go. Just couldn't catch my breath and my heart was "wiggy" as far as regulating itself in variable conditions. Especially involving bending and stooping. But I could ride a stationary bike all day at 190bpm at age 47.

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Old 02-09-2020, 12:18 PM
 
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My sister had a similar problem. She was a runner and in apparent good health. But she told me that, when she bent over to do anything, her heart felt like it was racing. She ignored it and it progressed to where she started feeling faint and short of breath when she bent over. Eventually, after 6-7 months of testing, she was diagnosed with a condition that affected not only her heart but her entire body.

I'm not implying that your symptom indicates a serious condition. In fact, most symptoms like yours may be the result of a benign condition. But you should get it checked out.
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:46 PM
 
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Always a good idea to talk to your Doc about any abnormal shortness of breath issues
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:02 PM
 
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I’m 45. I’m also about 40 lbs overweight but always exercised. Just eat too much. And I don’t really feel out of breath. Just have to stop and take a breath. Same happens when I shovel snow.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:42 PM
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I was going to say that most of the activities you mention are somewhat bending over or hunched over...but the stove one or scrubbing the floor might also be that you're focused and concentrating and not breathing or breathing as deeply as you would if you were running? It's a different posture and motion.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:54 PM
 
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I wonder if it has anything to with being bent/hunched over. I've noticed that in myself at times
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:46 PM
 
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Agree that posture could be part of it. Sometimes however, looking at a problem from a different angle can be surprising:

What cleaning products are you using? Possibly a reaction to something you are inhaling?

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Old 02-09-2020, 03:08 PM
 
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Have you had your iron checked? Anemia can cause shortness of breath. I used to get that.

If it continues, check with your doctor.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:17 PM
 
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Your arm is closest to your heart, when you're scrubbing and hunched over your blood rate increases and puts pressure on your heart. That's normal, but if you overdo it then you could create a problem.
When in doubt an worrying always inform your doctor.
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