Encouraging Safe Exercise in a Heart Disease Patient
Exercise Precautions for Those With Heart Disease continued...
If your loved one experiences pain while exercising:
- Don't ignore it. If he or she has chest pain or pain anywhere else in the body, do not allow the activity to continue. Performing an activity while in pain may cause stress or damage to the joints.
Stop the exercise and have your loved one rest if he or she:
- Feels weak.
- Is dizzy or lightheaded.
- Has unexplained weight gain or swelling (call the doctor right away).
- Has pressure or pain in the chest, neck, arm, jaw, or shoulder.
- Has any other symptoms that cause concern.
Call the doctor if your loved one has symptoms that do not go away.