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Doctor insights on: Anxiety Symthoms Related To Heart

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Can anxiety cause problems even if ur heart never races. Like can u have anxiety issue without rapid heart rate or panic attack?

Can anxiety cause problems even if ur heart never races. Like can u have anxiety issue without rapid heart rate or panic attack?

Yes you can: Some anxiety manifests more in worrying, tension, insomnia, etc, rather than physical symptoms like fast heart rate. Physical symptoms like that and others (including fatigue and headache) are still very common. You don't have to have panic attacks for anxiety to bother you either. Help is available if you work with a psychologist who understands these things, or a psychiatrist too. ...Read more

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Could stress or anxiety contributes to heart disease?

Could stress or anxiety contributes to heart disease?

Yes: But much less than other risk factors as family history, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. ...Read more

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It's said that anxiety can develop heart diseases. In both the anxiety and exercise, heart beats go up but why can anxiety cause disease?

It's said that anxiety can develop  heart diseases. In both the anxiety and exercise, heart beats go up but why can anxiety cause disease?

Primarily associated: with chronic anger/hostility along with life changes, both bad (& less so) good ones. Anxiety/fear associations have not held up. Primary documented physiologic drivers are lipoproteins (not cholesterol), blood sugar >low normal, chronic resting systolic BPs >120, smoking & other less freq issues. Ds progresses over decades & ?ed pulse pressure (exercise & anger) ?es incidence of plaque ruptures. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause your heart to beat weirdly?

Could anxiety cause your heart to beat weirdly?

That is possible: But if you are experiencing abnormal heart beats (especially if associated with other symptoms) then it would be prudent to have any medical causes ruled otu. ...Read more

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Can a case of panic attack or extreme anxiety under stress situations be related to some heart disease?

Can a case of panic attack or extreme anxiety under stress situations be related to some heart disease?

Be careful: It was once believed that mitral valve prolapse could somehow promote panic. It may be involved in the onset of panic in very few. It with cardiac awareness could be the recipe. Stress can accelerate heart rate - maybe activate an arrythmia as a result - and it is recognized that it can promote angina. Careful medical assessment can offer reassurance that nothing serious medically is causal. ...Read more

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Can dysautomonia cause panic attack like symptoms with high heart rate (up to 185bpm)? If so, why does this occur?

Can dysautomonia cause panic attack like symptoms with high heart rate (up to 185bpm)? If so, why does this occur?

Autonomic: Dysfunction can cause rapid heart rates, which in some persons will precipitate a panic attack, as it's easy to fixate on the sensation of a racing heart rate/palpitations. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks cause problems to the heart?

Can panic attacks cause problems to the heart?

Panic attacks/heart: Panic attacks make you feel like you're having an heart attack but they don't actually cause damage to the heart. Very rarely, some kinds of cardiac problems can cause panic attacks. However, most panic attacks are simply the fight or flight response going out of control. Psychologists can treat panic attacks successfully 90% of the time in less than 10 sessions. There's no reason to suffer. ...Read more

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Can regular panick attacks cause your heart to enlarge?

Can regular panick attacks cause your heart to enlarge?

Panic Attacks: Panic attacks do not cause cardiac enlargement. ...Read more

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Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack. Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd? Treatment type of dr.

Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack.  Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd?  Treatment type of dr.

More info needed....: Are you overweight? Do you exercise regularly? Do you ever exert yourself strenuously? You've listed symptoms associated with someone being out of shape exerting themselves... Thankfully you didn't have a coronary. Time to make a plan with your physician to take care of yourself by loosing weight (if necessary), eating right, and starting a cardiovascular workout routine. All the best. ...Read more

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Can having anxiety cause ectopic heart beat?

Can having anxiety cause ectopic heart beat?

Yes: Specially anxiety/ panic attacks with normal heart. See your physician for a good history and physical exam and to r/o other heart and non heart conditions. ...Read more

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Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?

Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?

No: Stress and anxiety do not typically raise troponin levels. Medical conditions such as severe high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, renal failure are associated with elevated levels of troponin. Elevated troponin is not the cause of heart attack, but can result from one. ...Read more

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Can my hyperdynamic heartbeat be related to anxiety?

Perhaps: In a 50yo it would be critical to have a thorough medical evaluation if you have noticed, either the sensation of racing heartbeat or pounding heart beat as there a variety of serious medical issues which need to be considered. In the absence of medical findings, anxiety can cause palpitations (the feeling of your heart racing or pounding) ...Read more

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Is chest pressure due to heart attack likely to cause belching?

Is chest pressure due to heart attack likely to cause belching?

It can: Nausea vomiting and belching are frequently associated with heart attacks which can lead to delays on patients seeking treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause chest tightness?Hearts good n lungs are clear.No asthma. Always anxious feeling.Started suddenly. Possibly panic attack cause it?

What would cause chest tightness?Hearts good n lungs are clear.No asthma. Always anxious feeling.Started suddenly. Possibly panic attack cause it?

Possibly: Panic and anxiety can definitely cause chest tightness, although unless you have a history of these symptoms with anxiety it is always good to get checked out because blood clots and other medical situations can also cause this even if you have no history of heart or lung problems. ...Read more

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Anxiety stress depression can couse heart attack ?

No although they : can be contributing factors. When people R depressed they exercise less, gain weight, may develop high blood pressure which can lead 2added stress on the heart. Anxiety and stress over time also impact on heart health and general health and well being. Physical and mental health interact with 1another, but it is over simplistic 2blame a heart attack on depression, anxiety or stress. TakeCareOfBoth ...Read more