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Heart rate doubles walking up one flight of stairs

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  • Posted By: bentlight
  • April 19, 2007
  • 02:21 PM

Is it normal for your heart rate to doulble walking up one flight of stairs? My heart rate goes from ~60bpm to ~120bpm. I also feel a little out of breath. I also notice I feel more out of breath when exercising, but my maximum heart rate is around 120bpm. I am a 37 year old, nonsmoking, nondrinking, normal weight female.
I believe I am having problems with GERD, as well. I have pressure in my chest and sometimes throat. I feel like I am not getting a good breath. Sometimes food tends to go down my throat more slowly. I wake up in the morning with thicker than normal mucus in my throat. I have tried several PPIs, which have not helped. The doctor sent me for a pulmonary function test, because I didn't do well on a peak flow meter test. She did an X-ray and thought I had either some constriction or restriction. I don't have the results back from the PFT, but the technician performing the test didn't notice anything significant. I sound like I'm going off on another rabbit trail here. Honestly, I don't know if this is a gastro, pulmonary, or heart issue. Thanks for any input.

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  • I would say you might want to check into thyroid disease. Some of your symptoms are similar to that.http://thyroid.about.com/Has lots of information on it.You sound like you have exercise intolerance and that is one symptom.Plus the feelings in your throat with constriction is similar to what happens in thyroid disease when gland swells. It doesn't have to be huge to have a problem.
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