Dry mouth and shortness of breath during lifting...

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    Jul 01, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    I'm not sure if it's the altitude or what but lately it has been so hard to breath while I'm working out. Like past few workouts I've been gasping for breath and no matter how much gatorade and powerade and water I drink I still feel dehydrated.

    This happen to anyone else?
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    Jul 01, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    Sounds like it could be high blood pressure. Not sure if that would cause the dry mouth though.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 01, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    Don't ask people on here see a Dr. Could be so many thingsicon_idea.gif
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    Jul 02, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    As a medical professional I urge you to see a Dr asap, do not seek opinions on here regarding this. Shortness of breath on exertion is a serious thing. As is the feeling of a dry mouth. I wold definitely get t checked out, especially since you have been drinking a lot of water and electrolytes.
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    Jul 02, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    I have the same problem, I also have problems with high blood pressure, low potassium, vitamin B and well a few other things, plus I have hyperhydrosis and well, the list is longer then my dick.

    But anyway, the thing is, it depends, it could be a lack of cardiovascular conditioning, it could be asthma (which I got too), it could be dehydration, it could be fatigue, well it could be anything.

    For me it's probably a combination of things, my doctor tells me to pull back a little bit, but I don't, I'm medically cleared and I'm looking after my self in every which way I can.

    Go to your doctor, have him check you over, ensure everything is fine and if you've got no problems then start ruling things out, ie, drinking more water first for a few weeks if that works for one symptom try increasing your cardiovascular conditioning and so on and for forth.

    But only do that after you've had medical clearance to do so!
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    Jul 02, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    mmm_Pecs saidAs a medical professional I urge you to see a Dr asap, do not seek opinions on here regarding this. Shortness of breath on exertion is a serious thing. As is the feeling of a dry mouth. I wold definitely get t checked out, especially since you have been drinking a lot of water and electrolytes.

    Excellent advice. Very strongly recommend you do not do any exercises of any kind, resistance or cardio, until you are completely checked out and cleared by a physician.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 02, 2011 11:38 AM GMT
    Of course if this is a new and chronic situation you'll need to make sure that nothing's wrong with your Dr
    But you mentioned something about altitude ?
    Did you recently change location? and increase the altitude you're living in?