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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 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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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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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 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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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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