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Lehigh Acres, FL
A 28-year-old male asked:

Why is it that when i'm bloated heart rate goes up 85-90?what is the correlation between heart rate and beating bloated/stomach discomfort?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Pain is the link.: Bloating is uncomfortable, and sometimes downright painful. That discomfort, or pain, activates the sympathetic nervous system. And the hormones of the sympathetic nervous system raise the heart rate.

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Last updated Jun 2, 2016

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