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Doctor insights on: Does Your Heart Stop When You Sneeze

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Can our heart stop when we sneeze and if so why?

Can our heart stop when we sneeze and if so why?

It could: When you say "stop", remember that our hearts "stop" (pumping) between every beat. That said, when you sneeze, you increase vagal tone, mediated by a valsalva maneuver (forced expiration against a partially closed glottis). This causes the heart rate to slow so the time between beats temporarily increases, ie, the heart spends more time "stopped". Pauses >3 seconds would be unusual. ...Read more

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What affect does sneezing have on your heart? Does it stop beating?

What affect does sneezing have on your heart? Does it stop beating?

Vaso vagal: Sneezing can cause a rapid increase in your blood pressure which could cause a rapid drop in heart rate as a reflex, effectively "stopping your heart" for a few seconds. ...Read more

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My back and heart or lung hurts when i sneeze. How do I stop this?

If you are : Healthy possibly due back and chest muscle sprain. If no other symptoms like fever, heart palpitations, wheezing, shortness of breath or history of high blood pressure try otc non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs like alive twice a day with foods. ...Read more

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Can a big sneeze rupture your heart?

Still safe : The increase in intrathoracic pressure can cause problems if you have certain risk factors. Reported cases of ruptured rib chest pain, transient hemiparesis from cerebral aneurism, pneumothorax, acute angle glaucoma and even a case report of aortic dissection in a patient with hypertension. As you can see all of this patients have a predisposing condition. Keep sneezing and do not worry. ...Read more

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Does sneezing cause increase in your heart beat rate?

Does sneezing cause increase in your heart beat rate?

Sneezing: Sneezing can cause a decreased venous return and tachycardia response. ...Read more