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  • heat

    does anyone find that hot bathes or warm weather will bring on symptoms like anxiety sob or dizzyness?
    thank u

  • #2
    Living in Florida I constatnly battle the heat! It causes a lot of my symptoms. For me it is the humidity with the heat that does me in.

    On the hot shower part it dialates your vessels causing your BP to go down and that can cause symptoms. We just had a discussion about hot tubs with a lot of info on it.


    Mary S.

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    • #3
      heat is horrible. HCM hearts cause poor circulation, so it is hard to cool down.

      stay hydrated and in the shade. wear a light-colored hat to the keep the sun off your head and don't exert yourself.

      s

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      • #4
        Gary.

        The heat and humidity are killer! In our present heat wave I find myself much more symptomatic than normal. I try to drink a lot and stay out of the sun as much as I can.

        I walk for exercise and can only do that early in the morning or late in the evening.

        Leon

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        • #5
          Hey Leon,

          Why are you starting over at 1 !!!!! You've contibuted way to much to be considered that low!


          Mary S.

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          • #6
            I can cope with the heat, but its the humidity I have a problem with.
            I only have to walk 1 block from where I park my car to where my office is located. I usually don't have a problem with my breathing, but when it is humid, I have to stop and rest a few seconds.

            I am also bothered when I go into and come out of a store (such as Wal-Mart, Sears, etc). It is so cold in there when you first enter, then when you're ready to leave your body grew accustomed to the temperature that when you walk out the door...BAM...it is so unbearable to breath.
            Esther

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            • #7
              I hate heat.
              I hate humidity.
              I miss Montana.
              "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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              • #8
                Leon may have forgotten his password and had to create a new user-in which case the counter starts over.

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                • #9
                  It's ONLY 116 degrees today! However, It's 15 degrees here in the office.

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                  • #10
                    I know Nzelich it's only 116 degrees here! I am in the Arcadia area.

                    It's hotter than the 7th Circle of H**l.
                    49 yrs. old
                    Diagnosed at 31.
                    Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
                    First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
                    Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
                    Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
                    My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
                    2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.

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                    • #11
                      I heard it gets very hot in Arizona, but you don't have much humidity.
                      Is this true?
                      Esther

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                      • #12
                        One of my friends lives in Phoenix and I have to say --hot is hot.

                        Yes, AZ is a "dry" heat--almost no humidity and Chicago tends to be like a swamp (well, it used to be a swamp, so no big surprise there).

                        Because we deal with heat by sweating, the increased moisture in humid air reduces the speed of cooling and dry air is going to suck the sweat right off of you.

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                        • #13
                          Well,

                          Today in Fl we had a high of 94 with a heat index of 102 and a humidity of 98%!

                          I'm in trouble both ways!

                          Mary S.

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                          • #14
                            Mary.

                            My e-mail at work booted me off and I had to re-register. Since I could not register at Largehearted (because that is my home address), I became Largehearted1

                            Thus the 1 contribution on that address.

                            Leon
                            God Squad co-moderator
                            Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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                            • #15
                              Ahh, that explains it. Didn't want you demoted of your three well earned hearts ya know!

                              mary s.

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