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Could Too Much Exercise Cause A Heart Flutter
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Pace yourself: Regular exercise lowers long-term risk by improving many heart risk factors. But if someone already has plaques & inflammation in their arteries, a heart attack could occur during exercise, esp if we overdo it like extreme weightlifting (which makes blood pressure shoot up) or getting very dehydrated racing on a hot day. Use common sense by building up workouts gradually under safe conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The heart is a muscular organ and like any muscle can be overworked to the point of failure. Studies have shown that even well trained marathon runners show signs of heart failure during marathons. To avoid overexerting your heart, train in a graduated fashion in moderation. Work with your physician and a trainer to establish a good cardio training regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Stress can increase the demand for blood flow to the heart. If the coronary arteries have blockages, then they may not be able to supply enough blood to the heart muscle and a heart attack can occur. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or "broken heart syndrome" can also be caused by stress. This condition causes the heart to enlarge and pump poorly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Giving adrenaline or exercising someone is often how we bring out an SVT. The circuitry may be arranged, in some people, such that an SVT can occur, but most people will never develop an SVT with exercise. Stress does the same thing. Exercising is important, and SVT's can be cured with catheter ablation procedures; therefore, you should see a heart rhythm specialist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe both: The purpose of an exercise treadmill is to elevate your heart rate up to your target heart rate to test the pump and electrical system. The object is not to make you collapse although that does rarely occur. We generally stop the test if there is a sense of impending collapse. ...Read more
Does too much iron in the heart cause tachycardia and hyperventilation? Or does it cause a feeling like the heart is not responding to exertion?
Clarify: If you have any reason to believe you have hemochromatosis or friedreich's ataxia (the two "iron in the heart" diseases), or if you have heart-related symptoms, don't self-diagnose or spend time on a "pop" / internet disinformation site. Get seen. We can't diagnose or treat at a distance, much as we'd like to. These are both serious. ...Read more
Is it possible or dangerous to exercise too much if one has a heart condition? Such as causing damage to heart?
Palpitations: Salt per se shouldn't precipitate palpitations although it can raise the blood pressure. To affect heart action it would have to cause fluid retention which could put strain on a weak heart but not one with healthy heart and kidneys. Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol can induce palpitations, however. ...Read more
Can a heart skip cause a cough? Or can it be indigestion which might feel as if my is heart skipping a beat causing the short random cough? Thx
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