Heart pain during exercise occurs when an individual’s heart is unable to cope with the strain during physical workout. A sedentary lifestyle is the main cause of heart problems. But even young athletes sometimes face heart pain during exercise. This is however not a sign of alarm. Symptoms of heart pain during exercise are:
• Pain in the chest during exercise
• Pain due to a rib injury
• Precordial catch syndrome
• Increased heart rate and blood pressure
• Rapid breathing
• Gastrointestinal problems
• Exercise induced bronchospasm
HOW IS HEART PAIN DURING EXERCISE DIAGNOSED?
Even a General Physician, can attend to the condition to make a diagnosis. There will be several questions put to the patient by the doctor and also by the patient to the doctor, to know what type of pain it actually is. If it is angina, then the diagnostic tests like ECG and X-ray along with blood tests will reveal the real condition.
HOW IS HEART PAIN DURING EXERCISE TREATED?
The treatment for Heart Pain while exercising will naturally depend on the exact nature of the pain detected by the doctor during diagnosis. In cases where the damage is mild, the treatment usually includes only oral medication, rest and relaxation. There may be some advice given regarding the diet regime.
DID YOU KNOW?
It can be beneficial to use a heart rate monitor when one exercises and one should aim for 60 to 80 percent of maximum heart rate.