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A 21-year-old female asked:

why does my heart beat fast when i'm eating like i'm nervous or scare? it never happen before.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, teeth clenching/grinding and headache.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

My heart beat is always in 130 and why is that?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Not normal: Its not normal to be at 130 all the time. Suggest you get evaluated by a physician. There are many possibilities.
A 46-year-old member asked:

My heart beat always about 72 to 74?

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Dr. Daniel Konold
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Normal: Normal heart rate is 60-100.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why does my heart beat speed up and slow down?

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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
It depends: Heart rate varies naturally with your breath. In some folks, it's really obvious & called "sinus arrhythmia" which is not harmful. With that, your pulse consistently slows when you breathe in and speeds up when you breath out. However, there is such a thing as "too fast" usually over 100 at rest, and "too slow", usually under 50 at rest. See your md if you are not sure.
A 31-year-old member asked:

For what reasons when i lay down i can hear my heart beat?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Heart beat : Sound transmits very readily through solids, this is why you hear your heart when your ear is on the pillow.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why my heart beat faster than usual when i take flu medicine?

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Heart rate: Some flu medicines have ingredients which can cause rapid heart beat.

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