Here is why you should visit health consultant before starting an exercise program

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Ritika Pathak

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Exercise should be an integral part of our daily routine. It can help control weight, strengthen bones and muscles, and reduce the risk of heart diseases. But, unfortunately, we often find it difficult to include exercise in our schedule.

Nowadays, most individuals spend their free time on gadgets instead of working on staying healthy and fit. They start an exercise program to regain fitness only when they feel the urge for a healthy lifestyle. This is when they face a number of challenges to maintain energy levels, as their body is not used to performing physical activities.

Due to our unhealthy routines, several medical practitioners suggest visiting a doctor before starting an exercise program. Cardiologists say that individuals without any major health issues or concerns can get started with an exercise regime right away. According to them, only those suffering from any kind of diseases (especially heart diseases) are advised to consult a doctor before getting started.

Here are some of the other diseases that may require a visit to the doctor, before starting an exercise program:

  • Asthma and lung disease
  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer

However, if one is not suffering from any of these diseases, but experiences a few symptoms that indicate a bad physical condition, he/she should consult a doctor before going for a work-out. Here are some of the symptoms that can suggest a poor physical condition:

  • Pain in the chest, neck and arms, during any physical activity
  • Breathing problems while lying down or sitting
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness while exercising
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Ankle swelling during the night
  • Leg pain while walking

There are many other things that an individual must consider before going for a heavy workout, especially when it comes to diabetic and heart patients.

Healthcare industry in India comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment. The industry is growing at a tremendous pace owing to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players.

Some of the leading cardiologists in India, who are well-known for providing the best cardiac care, advise that all diabetic and heart patients should monitor their medical condition to avoid cardiac complications during exercise. They need to follow an exercise program recommended by their doctor to ensure safety as well as fitness.

 

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