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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: But there ar many good treatments. Follow your doctor's advice and you'll have good prognosis. ...Read more
Hii i have heart and kidney dease and my doctor tells me that i have very high salt what dose this mean and what causes it?
High salt: I am not clear if your are saying Dr. says you have high salt diet or if you blood salt (sodium Na) is too high. For low salt diet for HTN causing heart and kidney disease I recommend the DASH Diet But check with dr. first. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 BP will start down in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor wants blood work done evet two weeks for platlet counts . What does this mean inlarge heart, past liver dease, was a smoker 30 years, ?
Depends: Thrombocytopenia is commonly seen in patients with cirrhosis or impaired liver function. There isn't as much a correlation with cardiomegaly (large heart). If your doctor is concerned with your plat count as a sign of synthetic function, he may also be interested in your coags and lipid panel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers