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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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Does heartbreak cause heart problems or health problems?

Does heartbreak cause heart problems or health problems?

Yes , kind of: Strong emotional events such as loss of a loved one can cause what's called broken heart syndrome or taku tsubo which can present like a heart attack with no evidence of blockages but with weak heart muscle and usually responds to medical therapy and improves with time. ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Does or can anxiety mimic heart proplems like angina or heart attack?

Does or can anxiety mimic heart proplems like angina or heart attack?

Actually, yes: It's amazing what anxiety can do! Have medical tests and if results are negative for lung problems or heart issues - it leaves anxiety as a prime suspect. The good news will be that 1. you now know'll you are healthy in important ways and 2. CBT therapy works well for learning anxiety mgmt skills. It's a good thing! ...Read more

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Can severe gastritis cause heart racing issues and shortness of breathe?

Can severe gastritis cause heart racing issues and shortness of breathe?

Maybe: Irritations in the gastrointestinal tract can result in palpitations. Treatment of the gastritis may lead to decreased symptoms. Full cardiac evaluation would be recommended. Acid blockers, probiotics and or antibiotics may be used to treat the gastritis. Control of the irregular heart beat may need antiarrhythmia medications to bring them under control and improve the symptoms such as sob. ...Read more

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Can aspertaim in diet pop cause heart flutters, chest pains or any other issues ?

Can aspertaim in diet pop cause heart flutters,  chest pains or any other issues ?

Aspartame sideeffect: There are reports in the literature that patients have reported chest pain and palpitations with aspartame ingestion. Like with any food or drug, patients can experience a variety of side effect symptoms. Try and avoid aspartame containing products and see if your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What drugs that can cause a heart attack or heart problems?

What drugs that can cause a heart attack or heart problems?

See below: Lots of drugs (too many to list) can have cardiac side effects. However, to ask what drugs can cause a heart attack is a strange question. Just in case you are feeling suicidal, i won't provide the answer to that part of your question. If suicidal, i recommend seeing or talking to a therapist or counselor or going to the hospital right away. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Lower abdominal bloating with  gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Digestive: The heart is like a ship in the ocean, buffeted by hormones secreted when things go wrong. That is probably causing your palpitations. The bloating may be pressing on your diaphragm causing the difficulty breathing. This does not seem to be a heart problem, but it is always prudent to have your heart checked. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs. ...Read more

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Anxiety or stress can cause shortness of breath, dizziness or fatigue, sensation of failure of heart beats, or heart accelerated?

Anxiety or stress can cause shortness of breath, dizziness or fatigue, sensation of failure of heart beats, or heart accelerated?

Yes: Anxiety and panic attacks can cause all of these symptoms. However, it's still important to get an overall health evaluation from your physician to make sure all is well. The symptoms are not imaginary, but would not usually be accompanied by ekg abnormality besides tachycardia. Though it can feel like heart attack, anxiety would not produce lab evidence of heart damage (as heart attack does). ...Read more

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Can kidney problems cause diarrhea or stomach problems?

Can kidney problems cause diarrhea or stomach problems?

Kidney: Possible, like kidney infection or advanced renamed failure, also treatments for these like antibiotics and dialysis could be factors. ...Read more

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Can oral health problems? Cause a heart attack or other illness?

Can oral health problems? Cause a heart attack or other illness?

Possibly: We don't have all the answers yet but there are more studies that link oral health with overall health than studies that don't show a link between the two. The basic theory of the oral/systemic health link is that chronic inflammation in the mouth can release certain chemicals into your bloodstream that trigger changes in the lining of arteries making clots stick or send bacteria to other organs. ...Read more

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Can gastroenteritis (without vomiting) cause chest pain or lead to heart disease?

Can gastroenteritis (without vomiting) cause chest pain or lead to heart disease?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack or angina?

Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack or angina?

Not by itself: Stress does contribute to heart attacks, but does not directly cause them. Family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and smoking are the known risk factors. Occasionally, even people without CAD will feel tightness in their chest when anxious, hyperventilating, or tightening their musculature. Of course, if their is any question, one should seek care by their pcp or er. ...Read more

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Anxiety causing palpitations, or having a true heart problem?

Hard to say: Anxiety can cause palpitations in someone who does not have a heart problem. However, abnormal fast heart rhythms can make you anxious. Wearing a heart monitor can help sort out if you have an abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause a heart fluttering sensation?

Can indigestion cause a heart fluttering sensation?

Yes.: There is a relationship between the heart and the esophagus so the flutter could be heart. Just check you pulse to see if they match. Also people can get fluttering of the muscles between the ribs. Otherwise indigestion is the more likely at your age. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more