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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Tip)

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure does not necessarily mean the heart is weak, explore the type of CHF you have. ...See more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Will exercise help young people that have enlarged hearts ?

Will exercise help young people that have enlarged hearts ?

Usually, yes: BUT, it is extremely important that you have a good conversation with your Primary or Pediatric Cardiologist and not push the boundaries for safe exertion so you do not have complications. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Tip)

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

A healthy lifestyle can avoid 48% of all cases of heart failure. ...See more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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How can I make people feel comfortable to open up their hearts?

How can I make people feel comfortable to open up their hearts?

Be genuine: No one wants to open up to someone who is rushing them. People need to know they can trust you before opening up. Be genuine. Be yourself. Be a good listener anklet them know you are there for whatever they need. They need to know you will not pass on their information and that you are interested in their problems and in helping...On their terms not yours. ...Read more

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How long do natural hearts last?

How long do natural hearts last?

Your whole life: The activity of natural heart is the only way your body can survive and when the end comes it may be because the heart gives out, or there is a problem that is lethal elsewhere in the body. When the body quits, so does the heart. If the heart is going to quit, all other things being generally ok, you might be eligible for a heart transplant but the heat lives as long as you do. ...Read more

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