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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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How is heart work?

How is heart work?

The heart is a pump.: Two pumps, really. One to the lungs, one to the whole body. The pump squeezes the blood. Valves make sure it goes the right direction. The energy of the heart squeezing turns into the energy of the blood moving. ...Read more

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Heart (Tip)

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

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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How to heal a heart?

How to heal a heart?

?: A broken heart? Only time can heal a broken heart. ...Read more

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What's a heart murmor?

What's a heart murmor?

Extra sound: In > 3 decades of listening to kids at all ages I find it common to hear a murmur at some point on most. Murmur just means the extra noise beyond the lub dup of the heart beat. It refers to the sound made by blood flowing. It can be of no importance or a sign of a problem. Most of those causing kid problems are picked up at birth or within the 1st yr. A brand new murmur may mean a status change ...Read more

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Heart (Tip)

Heart is a very metabolically active organ and needs high amounts of several nutrients, especially coq10. ...See more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily, and alert your doctor if your weight increases
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Take your medications as they are prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Why do hearts flutter?

Why do hearts flutter?

Fast heart rate: When someone's heart rate is fast (more than 100 beats per minute), it can feel like heart fluttering. It can have different causes from very benign, no needing treatment to life threatening. The term 'atrial flutter' describes an abnormally fast rhythm where the electricity in the upper chamber of the heart goes round and round a large circle. ...Read more

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Heart (Tip)

If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk of heart failure. ...See more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Why my heart go so fast?

Why my heart go so fast?

Not enough info.: Are you at rest or exerting yourself? How rapid is your heart rate? Do you have symptoms corresponding to this- chest pain, palpitations, etc.? How is your health in general? Are you taking medications that could impact heart rate? Is this something that is occurring acutely or a chronic condition? Don't have enough info to tell you. ...Read more

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How to mend a broken heart?

How to mend a broken heart?

An Age Old Question: The topic of many poems, sonnets, and songs, to which there is no easy answer. Try to occupy your life with the good things-friends, activities, and other healthy endeavors. A broken heart heals in time. ...Read more

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Heart (Tip)

Join a heart failure treatment program. ...See more

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I feel hert under my heart?

I feel hert under my heart?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Can your heart have spasms?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Can your heart have spasms?

Not really: The heart muscle contracts rhythmically, which is how it pumps; you can consider these spasms, I suppose, but a true uncontrolled spasm would be fairly instant death due to loss of blood supply. The coronary arteries can have spasms that will manifest as chest pain, aka prinzmetal angina. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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Heart (Tip)

"heart failure" may be a misleading term. The heart squeezes less effectively but it can be managed! ...See more

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Poking feeling in my heart?

Poking feeling in my heart?

Hard to know: Poking sensation in heart does not sound worrisome for heart disease especially in 35 yo female. Benign nature would be supported by lack of exertional symptoms and negative family hx of structural disease. Would be worthwhile to have ekg and a good listen to ensure nothing is amiss, but at end of day, this sounds to be more musculoskeletal or perhaps esophageal. ...Read more

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How to heal a broken heart?

How to heal a broken heart?

Time and prayer: I am sorry for your hurt. It is generally helpful to talk to a friend or trusted family member. Please remember that it will get better and you need to keep busy. It would be good to participate in your family's holiday activities. Prayer is more helpful than is usually realized. Wishing you a speedy recovery, a happy new year and happiness always! ...Read more

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
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Heart (Tip)

Exercise is very important for improving the outcome of heart failure. ...See more

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What is a pci on the heart?

What is a pci on the heart?

PCI: Percutanous intervention. This is a procedure where a catheter is place in an artery and run up to the heart where the cardiologist balloons or stents the artery open. ...Read more

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Can the human heart explode?

Cardiac Rupture: Cardiac rupture is rare but can occur following a myocardial infarction (heart attack) ...Read more

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
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Heart (Tip)

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

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Can I die of a broken heart?

It depends: It depends on your actions and how you choose to cope. Please seek medical help if you have any thoughts of hurting yourself. A broken heart by itself won't kill you; the human body is amazingly resilient in healing. Allow time to your heal your wounds. Don't engage in behaviors like excessive alcohol use, smoking or risky behaviors, which can lead to unintended future health problems. Stay strong! ...Read more

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What causes a heart illness?

What causes a heart illness?

Heart disease: Many causes, metabolic, inherited, infectious, degenerative, inflammatory, atherosclerotic, toxic, and others ...Read more

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
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Heart (Tip)

Diagnosis: you can only diagnose heart failure accurately with an echocardiogram. ...See more

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How to control heart attact?

How to control heart attact?

Call 911 &: Chew an Aspirin as immediate medical attention yields best results. ...Read more

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What causes a inlarge heart?

Cardiomegaly: Heart enlargement has many causes ranging from high blood pressure to various forms of cardiomyopathy and valvular diseases. See and md if this is a concern. ...Read more

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Heart (Tip)

Most people with heart failure benefit from magnesium. Taurate, glycinate & citrate are best-absorbed. ...See more

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