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Having a Hard Time Tolerating Exercise? by Holtorf Medical Group

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Webdog, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Webdog

    Webdog Nothing left to say

    This article just popped up in a search of today's news. It's undated, but I haven't seen it before.

    I might show it to a doctor who recently prescribed 30-45 minutes of brisk exercise a day for me. I might also show it to my primary care doc, who recently denied a request for a CPET test.
     
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  2. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Here are the references sited:

    References

    1. Johnson, J. The Exercise Intolerance in POTS, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Explained? Health Rising: Finding Answers for ME/CFS and FM. Available at: http://www.healthrising.org/blog/20...-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-pots-explained/

    2. Nijs, J et al. Altered immune response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a systemic literature review. Exerc Immunol Rev. 2014; 20: 94-116.

    It's the decreased constriction of veins during exercise leads to decreased heart size, which leads to decrease circulation theory.

    Says,
    And
     
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  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Decreased heart size! :wide-eyed::nervous:
     
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    ahimsa Sick since 1990

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    Barry53 Senior Member

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    Presumably this ties in with the fact the heart (like any muscle) needs to consume energy at a certain rate (i.e. power) for a given activity level, and if that power is not available, then the heart must inevitably operate with restricted capacity. Akin to a car with a leaky fuel pipe - not all the fuel (energy) gets to where it is needed, at the rate it needs to.
     
  6. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    There are exceptions though. I have had a lot of cardiac testing and my heart and all the chambers are of normal size. My ejection fraction is also normal. But I have exercise intolerance, dysautonomia etc. Seems to be complex.
     
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    Mary Senior Member

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  8. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Do you know if a normal amount of blood was going into the heart? A high percent of a reduced amount is still a reduced amount.
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Probably not, due to OI and blood pooling, but I don't have any data on it.
     
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