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A 44-year-old member asked:

why do we usually not hear the sound of our heart beating if it's constant?

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Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Noise: The sound of our heart beat is muffled by many structures below the chest wall including chest muscles, fat, bone and connective tissue. Some people can hear the heart beat faintly when in a very quiet setting however usually you need an aid, like a stethoscope. Ambient noise around us also makes it difficult to hear our heart beats.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

My heart beats faster when I eat. Is this normal?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Probably: Well most people do not get a fast heart rate when eating. However, it probably does not indicate that there is anything wrong with your heart. Maybe you just like to eat and get excited.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Everytime I wake up in the morning my heart beats so quickly that it's very hard for me to get up. I feel so much tired.Whats the reason?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rate can herald a number of worrisome outcomes including: sudden death, stroke, heart attack, etc. Immediate evaluation is necessary. Ekg, possibly an angiogram, echocardiography, and cardiology consultation may be in order. Do not neglect these symptoms and assume that they will simply "go away." go now.!
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A 18-year-old member asked:

My heart beats irregularly and im not nervous or excited. Any explanation?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes: The heart rhythm can be abnormal even if you are not anxious. Many times there is not a specific cause, it just happens. You need an EKG to see exactly what type of irregular pulse you have.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does mean when they can't find the fetures heart beat?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on age: That depends, sometimes the fetus just isn't in a good position to hear the heartbeat. Sometimes the heartbeat can be detected as early as 9-10 weeks, but other times it can be normal not to hear it until 12- 14 weeks. If it was heard for a while, then your doctor can't hear it, they will usually send you for an ultrasound to take a look at the baby's position.
A member asked:

I have a heart beating , and I wanna ask is the sport good for me or no ? Tanx

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Oy: I am so glad you have a beating heart! suggest you talk with a doctor face to face since i think you might want to express more detail than in your question. Perhaps wait until that conversation occurs before any vigorous activity?

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