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Chest Congestion And Heart Palpitations
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
Why would a heavy meal, or chest congestion, affect heart rate? Mine can palpitate or slow right down in both instances even when resting in bed.
Metabolic demands: A large meal requires 'resources' to be directed to the stomach -i.e. blood! Blood carries vital oxygen and nutrients to tissues (such as the heart) - so a huge meal may infact affect blood flow in some ways. If a narrowing of an artery exists somewhere (such as in coronary artery disease), this change-up can have end organ consequences. With chest congestion it's different, but you should see MD ...Read more
20 yrs old male, i have chest congestion on my left side, and feel a little lightheaded and always tired. my heart rate is 72bpm ?
Doc said he heard light heart mumer do have flu bad chest congestion no fever he said prob cause im sick had nuclear stress test 6 monthd ago normal?
Benign Murmur: Likely to be a benign murmur... These are murmurs produced by blood flow across the valves when the valves are normal. It can happen during growth (younger days of life - such as teen age years) or pregnancy and other illness (flu, anemia etc.,) have a follow up in a few months to see if the murmur is changing in intensity. ...Read more
Sean is 7 has fever ,achy,chest congestion ans runny nose .cough also rapid heart beat ..we gave him OTC meds should we go to er?
Asthma Pneumonia: If he has a past history of asthma treated with Singlair, the that would be a good plan. Mild asthma can progress rapidly into something much worse sometimes without treatment. Does he have a nebulizer with albuterol available at home? Is he short of breath or breathing fast? Can he talk without breathing in between words of a sentence? It may be better to be seen by a physician now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Probably some of the most common immediate causes of death when they are generated through cardiac ischemia or represent malignant arrhythmias. Not all types of chest pain or palpitations are life threatening, since chest pain is not always heart related and palpitations are most of the time benign. Such symptoms should be taken seriously until workup is completed. ...Read more
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?
Is there a common description of heart palpitations? Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?
Palp: I have many different descriptions...The only description i can give from personal experience is a hard pounding that feels slow (random occurrence) or a light fluttering that feels fast (often when i lay on left side).... I have never had an ekg, echo, or any other heart eval though. I am the doc here just describing personal experience. Too much caffeine. ...Read more
What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.
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