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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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What should eat to avoid the heart deseases?

What should eat to avoid the heart deseases?

Healthy heart: Key to have a healthy heart is to do regular exercise, eat balanced diet , avoid smoking, drink in moderation and have regular checks with doctor. click on link below to more information on healthy diet. http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/healthy-living/healthy-eating/food-for-a-healthy-heart ...Read more

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What is heart desease?

What is heart desease?

Heart disease: Is a nonspecific term that refers to conditions which impair the heart's ability to function. They include rhythm disturbances, structural disturbances, infectious disturbances, inflammatory disturbances, malignant processes, toxic processes and others....... ...Read more

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How is heart desease diagnosed?

How is heart desease diagnosed?

Exam: All the way starting from history taking to examining the patient, if needed electrocardiograph , labs, imaging studies like echo, stress test, ct scan, chest x-ray , cardiac angiogram. Most important is history ( talking to patient) & physical exam. ...Read more

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How to prevent heart desease?

How to prevent heart desease?

Heart disease: Begin w/regular check ups w/your doctor. If cholesterol is excessively high or blood pressure is high please do what doc asks but consider seeing a natural doctor or nutritionist for safe and effective ways to manage those situations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I need to know what is valvular heart desease?

I need to know what is valvular heart desease?

Broad question: Valvular heart disease refers to problems with one of the four valves in the heart. It can lead to either narrowing or leaking, and depending on the valve involved and the severity of the disease, it can be managed with medicines or require surgery to correct. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate b/w heart pain associated with heart desease or heart burn?

How can I differentiate b/w heart pain associated with heart desease or heart burn?

History helps: History helps. Heart disease pain (angina) more typically occurs with activity/exertion, is a tightness, associated with shortness of breath and reduced exercise tolerance. Heartburn is typically a burning ache that comes on with rest or aggravated when recumbent, with symptoms made worse by eating. Symptom relief might occur with antacids. That said either condition might occur atypically. ...Read more

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Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Cardiac congestion: Congestive heart failure (CHF) commonly can cause one of these 3 symptoms--dizziness. This is because the blood pressure is usually low, and can be made lower by the diuretics used to treat chf; it also tends to be fast. Both of these factors predispose to dizziness. The other 2 symptoms are not commonly due to chf, but are common with many of the medications used to treat chf. ...Read more

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If Atorvastatin 20mg is affecting all the muscles in a old person with a heart desease,can we replace it with Rosuvastatin 10mg ? Thanks in advance.

If Atorvastatin 20mg is affecting all the muscles in a old person with a heart desease,can we replace it with Rosuvastatin 10mg ? Thanks in advance.

Doubtful: Both of these "statins" can cause muscle pain as a side effect but it is worth a try. In my experience, pitavastatin (livalo) may cause less muscle irritation but is not as potent of a cholesterol lowering effect as the two above. Whatever you do, you need to discuss this with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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34 year old male Heart desease in family. lipid panel, total cholesterol 153, Tri. 67, Hdl 38, Ldl 102, Vldl 13, Hem. A1c 5.1 Should I be concerned?

34 year old male Heart desease in family. lipid panel, total cholesterol 153, Tri. 67, Hdl 38, Ldl 102, Vldl 13, Hem. A1c 5.1  Should I be concerned?

Heart disease risk: Although I don't know your race or blood pressure I think your risk shouldn't be very high if you keep your LDL low and try to keep your HDL higher than 45 with exercise. Tell me what your race is and also your blood pressure and if you take medication for blood pressure and I can calculate your 10-year and life time risk. ...Read more

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Heart and lung desease symptoms?

Heart and lung desease symptoms?

Many!: There are many symptoms patients complain of that may relate to the heart and lungs--shortness of breath, chest pain, chest pressure, wheezing, and cough are common. Doctors will ask more questions and sometimes order certain tests to narrow the focus to a specific organ system. ...Read more

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I have RA . If i took the proper medication and eat healthy and do sports.. Do i still havr the probabilty of getting heart and lung desease?

I have RA . If i took the proper medication and eat healthy and do sports.. Do i still havr the probabilty of getting heart and lung desease?

Discuss with MD: Controlling the advancement of your ra, with medications, diet, exercise; gives you the best chance to avoid complications, with hardened and blocked arteries, or inflammation of the sac around your heart, as well as lung scarring. It also can help to avoid osteoporosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. A host of other health benefits would be gained by following your rheumatologist' plan for your ra. ...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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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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Whats a heart murmor?

Whats a heart murmor?

Murmur: A murmur is a noise caused by turbulent flow in a vessel or the heart. Anemia often causes an increased heart rate which can cause a murmur. Abnormal valves or connections between chambers can also cause murmur. ...Read more