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Old 12-30-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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Has this always been, or should I worry?

High all, this is my first post. I'm a pretty athletic person. I use to work out regularly until about 2 years ago, I've been off and on since then (nothing like starting over all the time!)

However, over this past month I've been very consistent, lifting weights, then running 20-30 minutes, my old routine. I'm 38 yrs old, 6'1", 210 lbs, above average build, need to lose about 10-15 lbs.

After I run, I cool down for about 5 minutes, getting my heart rate back under 120 bpm, I go over and stretch. When I crouch down in to a "baseball catchers position" to stretch out my groin for a few seconds, then stand up, I get a head rush for about 4 or 5 seconds, kind of a faintish feeling. Then, it goes away. It doesn't happen any other time other than right after running.

Tonight, I checked myself for orthostatic hypotension: took my bp sitting down - 136/76, 72 bpm. Then, I stood up and took it right away-- 144/88, 86 bpm. Then took it about 3.5 minutes later -- 135/90, 82 bpm.

What would be causing this? Is it because my vessels are dialated after working out and I'm pinching them by crouching down in a catchers position? It doesn't happen if I'm in a sitting position after working out, then stand up...

Is it because I'm still getting into shape, not quite there, and over-exerting?

I'm kind of a hypochrondiac because my dad died at 45 from alcoholic cardiomyopathy. I don't drink/smoke/eat like he did, and don't have any of the symptoms he had.

Thanks for you input!


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