Originally Posted by kind2creatures
First, I'd like to congratulate you on your weight loss!
That's always beneficial, and can be difficult when we age. Walking is an excellent exercise, and doing it outdoors has added benefits.
When you say you're under doctor's care for your issues, does that mean you're taking prescription medications? Some of them have side effects that match what you're feeling.
Have you tried any more natural remedies for inflammation that may cause pain in your muscles and joints, such as Turmeric or MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane)? Magnesium Citrate or Malate is also good for muscle relaxation and general health. Mag Oil is good topically for muscle spasms/cramps.
To answer your question, yes, you should be concerned with heart health. Any time you sweat or feel exhausted for no good reason, it can very well be heart related. The heart is a muscle and needs to be exercised.
Without going into my entire health on the web I will say that I have several health issues that I am under doctors care for and have been for 20 years. All my issues are considered under control with meds, I know this from my labs each time they are checked.
I am also under the care of a doctor for my chronic pain, I have had many surgeries and as a result am left with many of my joints with Arthritis. I have neck and back disc problems and many other issues too many to go into. I have sever flat feet and arthritis in my ankles, left shoulder, neck from fusion and have several herniated discs
With all of these problems exercise is something that is difficult to do in fact just walking causes me sever pain. I have lived a sedentary life for over 10 years now do to my chronic pain and I know that when you do nothing and then you try to do something your body is going to feel like it is fatigued.
I guess I will just talk to my doctor in a few weeks and see what he thinks. I appreciate everyone's input but it is hard to help anyone medically online because you have to know everything and of course it all can't be told online.
I know my heart health is very important and I guess I was just trying to get an idea that if I lived a sedentary life would it be normal to feel as I do when I do the littlest things.
Once again thanks to all who replied.