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| By 蘋 (188.8.131.52) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 4:02 pm: Edit
If you have hypertension, you should see a doctor for proper checkup. There may be a reason for hypertension (especially if you are not too old). Provided that you have proper control of the hypertension (by drugs) and you have no other medical illness, you should be OK to go hiking.
| By 蘋 (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 11:36 pm: Edit
Thank you, Doctor.
| By beginner (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 10:28 pm: Edit
how about if i've experience of tachycardia ? should I participate in hiking ? anything should I pay much attention ?
Tachycardia (fast heart beat) is a normal physiological response to exercise (such as hiking).
If you experience abnormal tachycardia (not during exercise), you should see a doctor to find out the pattern of the tachycardia (i.e. how fast, how irregular) and the cause. A doctor will palpate your heart beat, listen to your heart, may check some blood and perform an electrocardiogram (ECG). If the examination is normal, you should be fit for hiking.