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Haven't exercised in 4 weeks because of virus. When i stand up my heart rate goes up by 30, i'm tired and out of breath and weak. Should i work out?

Haven't exercised in 4 weeks because of virus. When i stand up my heart rate goes up by 30, i'm tired and out of breath and weak. Should i work out?

No exercise now: Under these circumstances the answe should be no until you feel better. Hr that goes up this much with standing implies dehydration--exercising right now will only make that worse. See your doctor and push fluids and nourishment. If still short of breath get an echo to make sure that the virus has not affected the heart or pericardial sac. ...Read more

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Went up some stairs, heart was beating heavily, I could feel it. WAS NOT OUT OF BREATH. Had eaten maybe half an hour ago. Have not been sleeping well.

Went up some stairs, heart was beating heavily, I could feel it. WAS NOT OUT OF BREATH. Had eaten maybe half an hour ago. Have not been sleeping well.

How do you feel now?: There is a long list, but how you feel now effects the answer. Irregular heart beat (SVT), reactive lung tissue to an irritant (bronchospam), hiatal hernia and even a lot in your lungs called a PE. Was it short lived and go way with rest? Any heart history in you or family? And chest pain? Dizziness? If it only occurred once and was short, and you now have no symptoms, probably nothing scary ...Read more

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When u dream fear, was it real during sleep? I dreamt i put my hand over my heart & felt it palpitating, but didn't feel weird. Should i be worried?

When u dream fear, was it real during sleep? I dreamt i put my hand over my heart & felt it palpitating, but didn't feel weird. Should i be worried?

Just a dream: You can experience anything in a dream. It has no special significance. I see you are taking xanax (alprazolam) and zoloft, which suggests that you are being treated for anxiety. If so, see a psychologist for psychotherapy. Medication alone is not good treatment. Psychotherapy should address the causes of your anxiety (not just the symptoms) and help you overcome it. ...Read more

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For what reasons when i wake from a deep sleep i'm taking short quick breaths and heart beating fast?

For what reasons when i wake from a deep sleep i'm taking short quick breaths and heart beating fast?

Breathing changes: Sleep and breathing is a huge topic. Breathing does change and get more shallow during deeper sleep. Also, though, sleep problems from breathing and heart issues become more apparent. If you gasp or wake up with breathing problems at night, see a specialist. Can be very common even in young people. ...Read more

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What is random heart flutter with tickle sensation, random attacks of breathlessness in day and while sleeping, all started after pain in chest 1 time?

What is random heart flutter with tickle sensation, random attacks of breathlessness in day and while sleeping, all started after pain in chest 1 time?

Atrial fibrillation: There are a number of possible explanations, but an irregular heartbeat called "atrial fibrillation" is the most concerning. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is needed, but your symptoms suggest the presence of an irregular heart rhythm, which usually is found to be atrial fibrillation. You should consult with your physician soonest to have this issue evaluated. ...Read more

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When in the shower i get out of breath, tired, and my heart starts beating fast. Why?

When in the shower i get out of breath, tired, and my heart starts beating fast. Why?

Vasovagal: It's called vasovagal reaction -- and you could avoid it by adjusting the temperature of the water so it's comfortable before you shower. ...Read more

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I get out of breath and my heart starts?Beating fast for absolutely no reason and then stops. What could this be?

I get out of breath and my heart starts?Beating fast for absolutely no reason and then stops. What could this be?

May be serious: There are many things that could be going on that cause the sense that your heart is beating fast at times. Most commonly, it is a "premature beat" that feels like a flutter and is harmless. However, it can be other dangerous heart rhythms too, so this is something i would definitely get checked out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my heart beat fast when i'm not even out of breath?

What does it mean if my heart beat fast when i'm not even out of breath?

??: Perhaps nothing. I'd like to know how fast the heart is beating, and is it steady or irregularly irregular. Many normal people have rates in low 100s. A 12 lead electrocardiogram would be most helpful to rule out a significant asymptomatic arrhythmia. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please explain why does my heart beat fast when i'm not even out of breath?

Please explain why does my heart beat fast when i'm not even out of breath?

Fast heartbeat: Can be many reasons, including anemia, thyroid problems, medication side effects, a heart condition, anxiety, and others. Labwork and exam would be very helpful. ...Read more

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I'm 7 months pregnant. and every time i finish eating I am out of breath i can barely breathe and my hearts start to beat fast.

I'm 7 months pregnant. and every time i finish eating I am out of breath i can barely breathe and my hearts start to beat fast.

Not ususual: Your enlarging uterus causes restriction to the excursion of your diaphragms and restriction to the expansion of your lungs - A full stomach contributes. Most ladies get short of breath during pregnancy. Try eating frequent very small meals. I'm not an OB-a checkup with him/her would be reassuring too. ...Read more

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Never exercised,started going on 40 min. Walks past 3 days,get out of breath,just had normal EKG 4days ago,should I worry?Very Scared I have bad heart

Never exercised,started going on 40 min. Walks past 3 days,get out of breath,just had normal EKG 4days ago,should I worry?Very Scared I have bad heart

Medical Illness Anxi: I understand your distress. Feel good about Normal EKG and repeat that many times. Be concerned not scared! Make commitment to see your Physician to discuss: •Follow up of “Bad Heart” and if it is due to Hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes •Acidity due to stress •Balanced Diet 1500 Cal/day •Exercise program Therapy with a psychiatrist for • Anxiety • To deal with stresses of life • Coping Skills ...Read more

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I've had a few episodes where my heart will suddenly beat really fast and i'll be out of breath. What could be the problem?

I've had a few episodes where my heart will suddenly beat really fast and i'll be out of breath. What could be the problem?

Heart Palpitation: Experiencing heart palpitation and shorteness of breath could be caused by many things including a serious heart condition. Having more than one episode and especially if it happened at rest, it warrants an urgent evaluation. A complete history and physical by your doctor would the first step to take. ...Read more

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When i go for a jog my heart beats way too fast and i get out of breath. No wheeze or cough & once i stop i'm ok .. Part of my anxiety ?

When i go for a jog  my heart beats way too fast and i get out of breath. No wheeze or cough & once i stop i'm ok .. Part of my anxiety ?

Play it safe: Exercise causes a release of Lactic Acid which can cause your heart to race if you have panic disorder. About one third of panic patients respond to exercise in this way. I would still recommend a visit to a cardiologist to make sure the problem is not cardiac in origin. ...Read more