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Anxiety Cause Enlarged Heart Cardiomyopathy
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
Indirectly: Since this process often leads to a change in a persons metabolism, and the balance of ions in their blood, it can set someone up for death due to a heart rhythm disturbance. In fact, it is one of the most worrisome features of the collection of anorexia,bulimia, and similar disorders. ...Read more
No: Heart murmurs are caused mostly by diseases of the valves of the heart, but can also be caused by congenital heart disease with septal defects, or abnormal connections between the aorta and pulmonary artery. They can also be totally benign conditions due to vigorous blood flow through the heart, usually in kids and athletes. Those murmurs are known as pulmonary flow murmurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Overeating does increase physical stress on the heart. It is not normal to have symptoms, which would include palpitations, when the heart is experiencing increased physical stress. Further evaluation including possibly a stress test is indicated in this setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus arrhythimia: This is the kind of heart arrhythmia that anxiety can cause and is a normal heart beat that happens to be irregular in timing. The high rate is similar to when you exercise. Since heart is pumping normally during sinus arrhythmia, it is harmless (other than causing more anxiety). Also, they tend to be short and self-limited, especially if anxiety is relieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many non-heart: Conditions can cause it. Like coffee and energy drinks, dehydration, alcohol, smoking, cold medicine, street drugs like marihuana, lack of physical conditioning/ obesity, hyperthyroidism, anxiety attacks to mention few. Heart conditions like angina, hypertension, conduction delays etc. Or just can be normal for a person. I get pvc's after exercise. Normal echo and stress test. See your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia(fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?
Possible relation: Cardiomegaly is an anatomical diagnosis which means that the heart is enlarged. Heart failure is a disease state known as congestive heart failure or chf. There are many causes of CHF and cardiomegaly is but one and really not the primary issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definitely: Caffeine is a relatively potent stimulant, and as true with all stimulants, it can cause palpitations and a rise in one's heart rate. Should one experience multiple palpitations and/or an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, be sure to see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: So your cardiologist shoukd look into other reasons ...Read more
Can chronic stress and anxiety cause an enlarged heart due to episodic blood pressure spikes from panic attacks?
I struggle with anxiety and panic attacks and have elevated blood presssure when I'm stressed. My blood pressure returns to normal, but I was wondering if episodic high blood pressure can cause an enlarged heart like hypertension can. ?
Stress management: Frequent spikes in blood pressure (labile hypertension)are harmful but may not cause enlargement of the left ventricle such as occurs in longstanding sustained hypertension. I recommend stress management therapy for you as well as careful follow-up by your MD who will guide you on diet,etc. ...Read more
Hello there, i suffer from anxiety and was told i had a borderline enlarged heart, i run alot, dr said it seems ok but will see cardilost - word help?
If my echo&x rays i had around 2 months ago were normal is there any reason to fear enlarged heart? Shortness of breath but I have anxiety
No: An echocardiogram is as good as it gets for identifying enlargement of the heart (cardiomegaly). This test also can detect congenital anomalies or functional problems with the heart. Xrays are pretty good for determining size, as well. If both of these tests were normal, you should not worry that you have an enlarged heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Chemo therapeutic drugs like doxorubicin. Cyclophosphamide, antiarrhythmic drugs, beta blockers for hypertension, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anesthetics like old halothane, anti depressives, and few others. The above categories of drugs can potentially induced or exacerbate chf. ...Read more
Depends: About 40% of patient with COPD can have a common form of heart failure which can be improved with a variety of medications. There is a smaller group of patients that have heart failure involving their right heart and those patient require special attention. You should make an appt with a pulmonologist to discuss the various treatment options. ...Read more
You can no diagnose: Can not find the cause of enlarge heart on chest xray you need a history, physical exam for any murmur, BP check, you may have to do ekg, echcardiogram etc to find the exact cause.Enlarge heart can be due to 1 hypertension 2valvular heart disease 3 cardiomyopathy 4ischemic heart disease 5congenital heart disease 6pulmonary hypertension 7anemia 8thyroid disease 9 hemochromatosis 10arrythmias 11amyloi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can living at a higher altitude for example el.paso texas cause.mild.right heart enlargement? Is that even possible?
Maybe: High altitude has lower oxygen content so living at high altitude causes adaptive changes to compensate for this. heart size and function are some of these changes. this is why some people train in high altitude prior to competition. a heart condition can be exacerbated or improved by changes in altitude. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If anemia (1 1/2 years) is the cause of enlarged heart and anemia is corrected will heart most likely return to normal?
Yes: Why do you ask? Talk about "dangers of an enlarged heart" is mostly sub science. Apart from a few uncommon illnesses in which the heart is big secondary to abnormal shape, big is not dangerous. When I am in athletic training, my own heart becomes noticeably larger and i welcome this. ...Read more
Many things: Any disorder that results in impaired pumping capacity of the heart (reduced ejection fraction) or end-diastolic volume overload (such as mitral or aortic insufficiency) can result in left ventricular enlargement. Cardiac enlargement can also follow enlargement of other chambers - for other reasons, too numerous to list here. ...Read more
CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive heart failure and both sides of the heart malfunctioning to cause this, that is very serious. If you have some more benign situation which is also possible could be less serious. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
What is the cause of an enlarged heart and what can you do to stop getting it enlarged? Is there a specific diet to follow?
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