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Why would you have muscle spasms around your heart?

Why would you have muscle spasms around your heart?

Interesting: Uncle spasm or precordial pain. It can be due to angina please get your self checked out by your doctor asap. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Yesterday felt like my heart was fluttering today felt like heart was having muscle spasms what are some of the possibilities that can cause this?

Yesterday felt like my heart was fluttering today felt like heart was having muscle spasms what are some of the possibilities that can cause this?

Palpitations: Palpitations are not uncommon and occasionally you may feel a sensation like a vigorous squeeze of the heart that you may be referring to as a "spasm." In most cases, these palpitations are benign however if you have not yet discussed this with your doctor, it is important to get a check-up. Try eliminating caffeine from your diet to see if this has an effect. If you're dizzy, SOB etc. Go to ER ...Read more

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63 you male 6000mg a day for severe muscle spasms. Have had 2 heart attacks and 8 stents and cad. Any problems with this medicine and dose?

63 you male 6000mg a day for severe muscle spasms. Have had 2 heart attacks and 8 stents and cad. Any problems with this medicine and dose?

Which medication?: 6000mg a day for any of the medications you list is a very LARGE amount that should not be taken for very long since other complications can occur. You need to speak with your doctor about getting that dosage under better management. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of constant muscle spasms in the body for a male, specifically the chest area near the heart. Has spread to teste's and head.

What could be the cause of constant muscle spasms in the body for a male, specifically the chest area near the heart. Has spread to teste's and head.

Fibromyalgia?: 18y male has ongoing "muscle spasms" & mentions head, groin & chest. If lab tests are normal consider Fibromyalgia & because so many different body regions & tissues are involved. See a Rheumatologist for an opinion. In males, Fibromyalgia seems to follow upon trauma & mechanical injuries to low back & pelvis; especial after extreme sport injures such as skateboarding/snowboarding. ...Read more

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Are chest muscle spasms a sign of heart attack?

Are chest muscle spasms a sign of heart attack?

Not usually....: A heart attack occurs when there is a decrease in the blood flow to the heart itself. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure that can radiate to the jaw, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. Spasms of the chest wall muscles can happen for many reasons, including after a lot of coughing, and is not usually a sign of a heart attack. If you have chest pain, see your doctor or er! ...Read more

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I've had muscle spasms in my left tricep for the past few weeks. But now my heart also twitches at the exact same time. Is this serious?

I've had muscle spasms in my left tricep for the past few weeks. But now my heart also twitches at the exact same time. Is this serious?

Fasciculation: Unusual symptoms, multiple possibilities, will need further details, examination and laboratory tests to begin to answer. Seek personal consultation with local physician or via Health Tap Concierge ...Read more

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Severe heart pain lasting only seconds but is followed by nausea. Any ideas on what is going on? The pain is rythmnic like a muscle spasm.

Severe heart pain lasting only seconds but is followed by nausea. Any ideas on what is going on? The pain is rythmnic like a muscle spasm.

Esophageal spasm: It sounds like you have esophageal spasm. You should go to the er to make sure the pain is not from your heart. Best wishes. See:
www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/esophageal-spasm...
What is esophageal spasm? Esophageal spasms are irregular, uncoordinated, and sometimes powerful contractions of the esophagus, the tube that carries food. .. ...Read more

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I'm having fluttering in the middle of my stomach but upper below my breasts. Is this muscle spasms or my heart? I don't think my hearts near this

I'm having fluttering in the middle of my stomach but upper below my breasts. Is this muscle spasms or my heart? I don't think my hearts near this

Could be either: Here's what you should do - next time you feel the fluttering, immediately check your pulse at your wrist. If it's regular and seems to be a normal rate (generally 60-100 per minute), it's not your heart. If it's irregular or really fast (generally >150) during the fluttering, it is your heart. You may need to try this several times over several days to be sure you've really got it down. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between muscle spasms in left back of chest and arms and heart pains in chest that run down arms?

No answer: You cannot tell the difference as a simple answer. Need a direct evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I got increased heart pulse. Not enable to produce tears. Muscle spasm. Stiff neck. Insomnia problems. Pain the stomach. Headaches do have fatal insomnia?

I got increased heart pulse. Not enable to produce tears. Muscle spasm. Stiff neck. Insomnia problems. Pain the stomach. Headaches do have fatal insomnia?

Probably not: Most probably you do not have fatal insomnia, but something is surely bothering you. This needs evaluation, and you need help for your concerns. Please see your own physician, who can help you find the source of your troubles and make good treatment suggestions. This may include working with a psychiatrist and/or therapist as well. ...Read more

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Imbalance, shortness of breath, light headed, dizziness, rapid heart rate, anxiety, hypertension, neck muscle spasm. These are my symptoms, what is it?

Imbalance, shortness of breath, light headed, dizziness, rapid heart rate, anxiety, hypertension, neck muscle spasm. These are my symptoms, what is it?

Time for an exam: These sound serious enough to see a doctor for an exam. I doubt that you can get a valid diagnosis any other way and whatever it is, you'll probably need some intervention. So, do it soon and start getting better. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Occasional episodes of intense heart pain lasting seconds and followed by nausea. What could this be? I can literally feel my heart spasming.

Occasional episodes of intense heart pain lasting seconds and followed by nausea. What could this be? I can literally feel my heart spasming.

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, infectious processes, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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Why do heart muscles hibernate and how to reactivate them?

Why do heart muscles hibernate and how to reactivate them?

Heart muscle active: Your heart muscle never hibernates (goes to sleep for a period of time). The heart muscle works according to the demand made upon it. Normally, if you are sitting or resting peacefully the heart does not have to beat rapidly or forcefully. If you are exercising or blood pressure is elevated the heart muscle must produce more force and in the case of exercise more speed as well. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for muscles around the heart to be enlarged?

What are the reasons for muscles around the heart to be enlarged?

Cardiac hypertrophy: I'm assuming that you are referring to increased wall thickness of the heart muscle. Reasons can numerous (e.g. Htn or genetic). This is diagnosed by echocardiography & requires consultation with a cardiologist for disgnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Are muscle relaxers bad for your heart?

Are muscle relaxers bad for your heart?

Not typically: Muscle relaxers typically work to reduce spasm in skeletal muscles. The heart muscle is considered a smooth muscle and is not affected by muscle relaxers like the skeletal muscles are. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack do to the muscle?

What does a heart attack do to the muscle?

Blood flow...: A heart attack happens when there is no blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle. If not treated in time, this portion of the heart will die and will no longer be able to contract. So, if someone has symptoms of a heart attack, they should go immediately to an emergency room so treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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When will you know it's your heart not chest muscle?

When will you know it's your heart not chest muscle?

Hard to say: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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How can I check how much of my heart muscle is dead?

How can I check how much of my heart muscle is dead?

See below: An echo or nuclear gated scan can determine this easily. If there is a question of hibernation, a thallium stress test or PET scan is indicated. ...Read more

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Is electrical muscle stimulation dangerous for your heart?

It could be: It could be if you have a pacemaker or electricaldefibrillator, since the muscle stimulation could induce falsely icd firings. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more