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Anxiety Attack Or Heart Attack
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Risk factors: You have to examine yourself, ask the risk factors: hypertension, male sex, smoking, high cholesterol, other diseases (dm, obesity, rheumatologic such as sle) and family history and age.. Then look at the symptoms of chest pressure, severe sweating, dyspnea, radiation of pain. Again reassess the risks, have a baseline ekg. Don't be overconfident of anxiety unless assesses properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I honestly cannot distinguish the difference between anxiety attack, heart attack, and my allergic reaction. Help please?
How can I tell the difference between having a heart attack or an anxiety attack? I have been having pain in chest and back...just to name a few
See your PCP: Anxiety can often present like a heart attack and many people end up in the ER because they don't know. It can be very frightening, but the only way to know for sure is to be checked by a doctor. If your heart is fine, you may want to consider the level of stress in your life or if anything in particular is worrying you, large or small. Talking to a professional can help you figure this out. ...Read more
How can I differentiate panic attacks or anxiety from heart attack if they have the same symptoms?Normal 2decho jan 2013, ecg, threadmill stress test
SCARED?: You sound like excess anxiety and panic attacks have you worried. Unless you have a pretty specific defect a heart attack is unlikely to be a danger. However, the emotions are giving you some real distress. Getting help when youre not doing well alone is perfectly honorable and really makes sense. Anxiety and panic can be controlled. Psychotherapy and meds will do the best job. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms: Sometimes it is hard to differentiate between a heart attack and and anxiety attack because of overlapping symptoms of chest pain/difficulty breathing. However, a brain aneurysm rupture is hard to miss. The typical symptom is the sudden onset of the "worst headache of one's life". The pain is excrutiating and often produces coma. Neurosurgical attention is needed immediately. ...Read more
Does an anxiety attack make you feel like you're having a heart attack? Numbness in the hands & feet. Fast heart beat. Loss of breath
Anxiety: Anxiety attacks and panic attacks can feel exactly as you describe. At 19 anxiety is far more common than a heart attack. Heart attack is not impossible but statistically the anxiety attack would be overwhelmingly more probable in a young person. Discussing with your Dr. and if appropriate having cardiac testing or help with anxiety is a good course of action. ...Read more
Can severe anxiety and panic attack lead to heart attack with physical signs and symptoms like chest pain?I have normal 2d echo with doppler , ECG resu
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