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Heart pounding after little exertion

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 4, 2012
  • 01:08 AM

I'm a 20 year old male, not in great shape but not horrible either (5' 10", 215-220lb). I have a history of chest pain and heart palpitations caused by anxiety, but this is probably unrelated.

My heart sometimes pounds after minimal activity. For example, after climbing the stairs at a brisk pace then laying down in bed, my heart rate will be increased and breathign will be slightly heavier. It goes away quickly, but it's weird that it happens at all.

Admittedly, I've been slacking with exercise, but when I do work out I can ride 4 miles on an exercise bike (split up into 2 sets of 2 miles) without any trouble. Shouldn't that mean that something as simple as climbing stairs shouldn't cause an in crease in heart rate and respiration?

I have a physical in a couple weeks, so I'll bring it up then. Does anyone else have this problem? Or is it normal and I justg don't know about it?

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