I am a 36 year old female and was diagnosed with LBBB five years ago. I have always exercised regularly and never had problems heart-wise. I was exercising and felt a big, very quick inflation-deflation feeling in my mid chest. It did not hurt but it immediately put me on alert. I got a stress test done and it indicated LBBB and an EKG that indicated sinus arrhythmia. The doctor told me that I could continue to exercise as long as I did not feel weak or faint. I wanted a second opinion in light of the fact that doctors want to see the bundle block resolve and it is unusual to be able to feel it. Does continuing to exercise also make the bundle block continue and not resolve and does it put more stress on the heart muscle?
Could pre-ecclampsia cause LBBB?
Totally --- I know that sometimes it's hard to slow down, especially when we feel that we SHOULD be doing more. But our bodies contain some wisdom, and we have to listen to them at some point. And Pilates can keep you looking great! For some variety, you might also wan to check out online resources to vary your routine...I found some sites pretty easily using the keywords" free Pilates downloads":
Iam an 83 year old man and take aerobic exercise three times weekly without any obvious problems. Most of the others in the class are in their 20ies and 30ies.A recent insurance physical showed a left bundle branch block. I have no other medical problems and play golf 3-4 times weekly--frequently walking and pulling a cart. Should I change what I am doing? Is the bundle branch block likely to cause me any problems?
All of these questions I am now facing myself at age 45. I have not been much into exercise but have started (albeit slowly) since my LBBB diagnosis a week ago. It is very scary to me and causes me daily anxiety but I know I cannot walk around on eggs shell the rest of my natural life either. All of the posts here are giving me hope of a normal life especially yours gdaddy2! I definitely want to be around when my nieces graduate high school and college! I am eating healthier now too, a lot more fruit and nuts and fresh raw vegetables in my daily diet.
I've just turned 22 and was diagnosed with Left Bundle Branch Block in October last year after being rushed into hospital for one thing or another. I'm scAred that it's going to affect my life drastically. You hear of all these athletes that die from heart related issues on their particular sports field, well I'm a competitive swimmer that has trained up to 26 hours a week with quite strenuous regimes. I've competed at a very high level. Since October I've given up swimming which feels strange as I love the sport and miss it dearly. Just waiting for my next appointment with the cardiologist to fathom out exactly what I am and am not able to do in terms of sport. Anyone able to give me any advice sooner?
Make sure that they do a detailed EKG and a stress test to verify that you do indeed have LBBB. I would also get a second opinion. LBBB is not a death sentence apparently and people live their whole lives with it. Ask you cardiologist for possible treatment options to reverse it (if they exist).