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Is Extra Water Intake Causing A Strain On Heart Pumping
33 y/o athletic male with chest pains that go away with excessive water intake, an enlarged heart and heart murmur since the age of 8, occasionally feels as if his veins are on fire, and at times will have visibly protruding veins. What could be the cause
Mgt: There are several cardiac conditions that can cause an enlarged heart, and some appear to have a genetic association. I would recommend having an EKG and a visit with your cardiologist as soon as possible. If you are experiencing chest pain currently, the ED is available to treat you immediately. ...Read more
I have heart palpitations. EKG was ok. Low iron (not anemic anymore though). Could it be mild dehydration? Seems to improve after excess water intake.
If need to go and check wheter I have arrythymia, whichthyologist department I should go? If night lung pain, heart pump fast water should I do?
Cardiologist?: If you are having a rapid or pounding heartbeat, you need to see either your family doctor, or a cardiologist. If you are getting chest pain, or have trouble breathing with it, then you might consider going to the emergency room. You should also stop all caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes until you see someone, they can sometimes contribute to a rapid heartbeat. You should have this checked out now. ...Read more
Can atenolol hurt your heart or cause permanent damage over time? Intake 100mg split dose daily for tachycardia caused by stress/anxiety.
Doubtful: I doubt there is any relationship to your sugar intake and cardiac irregular rhythm. Classically substances like caffeine, thyroid supplements, sympathomimietc medications like decongestants (ex: neosynephrine (phenylephrine) nose spray, Sudafed), nicotine, adrenalin (epinephrine), cocaine can cause or aggravate cardiac dysrhythmias. ...Read more
If heart palpitations are caused by an intake of too many stimulants, do they resolve once the stimulants are out of your system?
Yes: If you are having palpitations from too many stimulants, then stopping them should resolve the palpitations. Remember that other things can also cause palpitations also, so be sure to contact your doctor if you have continued symptoms. ...Read more
High salt: 43F from NY NY asks: Can high salt intake in my diet on one particular day cause heart palpitations? ANS: yes if your BP is salt sensitive that is if you BP spikes when you eat a vey high slat intake say 10, 000 mg a day it could cause these. But you can work with your Dr. To test this out. ...Read more
My friend's father, that is with sodium and potassium in brain, has also his heart swollen. Is it also caused by high salt intake?
An important factor: High salt intake is only an important factor. It causes a diseased heart with congestive heart failure to get worse and to become enlarged and the body becomes swollen. However, there are other factors like smoking, alcohol, coronary disease etc. Kidney disease is also an important factor in this picture. ...Read more
Heart attacks: Where did you hear that? Do think the eskimos would stay up north if that were true? ...Read more
Indirectly, yes.: Water pills can cause dehydration which may make the blood pressure drop and the heart rate rise that you might sense as heart palpations. Most water pills can also cause potassium levels to drop which can then cause heart rhythm disturbances. REGARDLESS, these are SERIOUS symptoms. Please seek immediate emergency medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I feel like my heart is pumping strongly. There is a pulsating feeling in the center of my chest. What could cause this?
When my heart beats it feels like it's being forced to pump or like something's touching it like lungs or ribs is that possible? Other causes?
Not sure: I am not sure what you are describing exactly. Sometimes you can get a skip the beat that sounds like what you have are having but this should not be all the time. With your history listed, I worried that you could have other problems and should visit your primary doctor to learn more. ...Read more
Would a partial blockage inside of your arteries cause your heart rate to increase as a result of the strain?
Cardiac output: If it is a flow limiting blockage, yes. Your heart still has a fiduciary duty to get the same amount of oxygen and blood to the rest of the body. When the pump can't work as good because of her blocked artery, the heart tries to pump faster to make up for the demand it's charged with. In some types of blocks there may not be a fast heart rate. ...Read more
Does GERD causes Heart Palpitations (my heart is pumping fast when I'm active but slows down when I lay on my bed but still pumping alittle hard)?
Yes it can: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines. Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit. Ly/1vlj5 ...Read more
Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.
Generally: Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If those have not been evaluated previously then you can discuss getting an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with your doctor. There are many things that can cause leg swelling, not just heart issues, including medication side effects and vascular issues in the legs. ...Read more
Yes!: Certain chemotherapy can cause fluid to develop around the heart, which is called a pericardial effusion. It can also cause heart failure, which is too much fluid inside the heart. But cancer itself can also cause fluid around the heart. It's important to determine the cause of the fluid, because treatments differ. Your doctor may need to take a sample of the fluid to know for sure. ...Read more
It would: Probablyl not cause rapid heart rate. No reason for that. ...Read more
Can strain (stretch) or other abnormal pressure in vegus nerve cause change in base line heart rate to 120 bpm?
A heart rate of 120: A heart rate of 120 BPM reflects a slight increase in adrenalin. It is important to note that it is easy to get a heart rate of 120 bom, often by just thinking about your heart beat. Most abnormal arrhhythmias cause an increase in heart rate to over 150 or 200 bpm. ...Read more
I want to lose weight. But everything I eat causes heart burn. Fruit and anything that has fruit in it. Even water. Don't know what to do.
I read being dehydrated can be a cause of heart palpitations. So then how many ounces of water a day for adult female, lightly active, 130lb?
Marketing, Marketing: While dehydration may ↑ heart rate & palpitations, especially for those already demonstrating these behaviors, it is not a primary cause, only another variable. In comfortable environment, young people in good health can get by, indefinitely, on as little as 0.5 Liter/day up to as much as 25 Liters/day (a 50-fold range) of liquid intake (all liquids, most of which=water); thus no reliable amount. ...Read more
Is there an interaction between Micardis (telmisartan) plus (water pills) and cipralex some reports says it can cause heart problem, is that correct?
Not aware: Micardis (telmisartan) is not a water pill. It's a angiotensin receptor blocker use to treat hypertension. When you combine it with a thiazides diuretics and use escitalopram (ssri) may increase risk of sidh, low sodium and have additive effects. Not aware of any direct heart problem. Should consult your physician. ...Read more
What causes low blood pressure and slow heart pumping? Can feel a rushing sensation and heart beat in my head when hearts goin slow?
Various causes: Low blood pressure in young women is common and may be harmless unless it results in lightheadedness. It can also be caused by certain medications, anemia, varicose veins, glandular abnormalities, standing too quickly, heart disease. Heart rates under 55/min can be problematic and can be due to abnormal intrinsic pacemaker, underactive thyroid, certain medications or be normal. Your MD can advise you ...Read more
Can being very cold at night so that you feel like you're tensing up put strain on the heart in a 19 year old? Can it cause cardiovascular disease?
Probably not but...: If he is so anxious that it increases his B/P that is not good. There are cheap B/P monitors available for about $25 USD on the net. Also, warm wool pajamas can do wonders at staving off the cold! ...Read more
Heart attack: If drinking cold water during a meal can cause a heart attack it must be very rare. Physiologically there isn't much reason why it should happen. ...Read more
If one experience rheumatic fever at the heart, will it cause the heart to pump less blood around the body?
This is similar to: Your previous question and the answer is the same. ...Read more