• dlf dlf
    May 19, 2009
    Why do I get chest pain when I run?
    dlf dlf
    May 19, 2009

    After physical exertion (running), I sometimes have to stop due to pain from my lower jaw to my upper chest that is enough to make me completely stop what I am doing. It lasts one minute or so and then I feel fine. I also was diagnosed with an atrial flutter a week ago. What is going on? I have no history of heart problems and am in good shape/condition and in middle age.



  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    May 20, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    May 20, 2009

    Hi dlf,


    I can not say for sure what's going on, but want to give you a few options to discuss with your physician.  If your symptoms are caused by a nutrient deficiency, you could determine this with a micronutrient panel or do a more comprehensive lipid panel that checks c-reactive protein, lipoprotein a, etc.  Once you know where your deficient or what labs elevated, you'll be better able to pinpoint the cause of the symptoms and what steps to take (i.e. supplements, diet change, activity change, etc.).

    Here are some links that might be helpful to you:

    Stress Quiz

    Mindfulness Meditation

    Heart Disease Symptoms, Treatments, and Drug Information


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight


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