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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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After spraining my ankle still have lot of swelling after 13th day stinging pain also verry tiered and fast heart beat?

After spraining my ankle still have lot of swelling after 13th day stinging pain also verry tiered and fast  heart beat?

Ankle injury: You should go & have your ankle/foot evaluated via your doc. If you cannot walk, feeling faint/fatigued, go to the ER to be evaluated sooner than later. Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation (RICE therapy) of the foot/ankle while you await doctor evaluation could help. You will likely need an x-ray looking for fractures. Take Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin for the pain. See your doc sooner than later. ...Read more

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I sprained my wrist 4 mon. ago and developed a cyst. I have been taking Aleve (naproxen) every 12 hr for 4 mon. I have not had side eff. Could I hurt my heart?

I sprained my wrist 4 mon. ago and developed a cyst. I have been taking Aleve (naproxen) every 12 hr for 4 mon.  I have not had side eff. Could I hurt my heart?

High doses of NSAIDs: high dose non steroid pain meds like Motrin , alleve, Ibuprofen etc,can hurt your stomach,kidney and possibly the heart. If the cyst hasn't left yet got to the dr and have it looked at. It may be a ganglion and the nsaids won't help -will need to have minor surgery if thats the case. ...Read more

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Define non reversible (fixed) defects in hearts?

Define non reversible (fixed) defects in hearts?

Reversible: We use the terminology with respect to nuclear perfusion images of the heart muscle. When there is an image defect that does not fill in on follow up imaging, we call this nonreversible or fixed. It usually suggests scar of the myocardium rather than temporary decrease in blood flow to the area. ...Read more

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My hearts having little sharp pains? Am I dying?

My hearts having little sharp pains? Am I dying?

Dying...no: You are not dying but your question conveys a level of concern that requires an evaluation with your physician. ...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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Why my heart go so fast?

Why my heart go so fast?

Not enough info.: Are you at rest or exerting yourself? How rapid is your heart rate? Do you have symptoms corresponding to this- chest pain, palpitations, etc. ? How is your health in general? Are you taking medications that could impact heart rate? Is this something that is occurring acutely or a chronic condition? Don't have enough info to tell you. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more