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What could cause a headache with a pounding heart?

What could cause a headache with a pounding heart?

A throbbing?: Migraine headaches are often described as pounding or throbbing. Occasionally, blockage of large blood vessels in the neck can transmit a buzzing or pounding sensation. Treatments are available for most causes. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What are the risks of constant anxiety and almost a constant pounding heart?

Anxiety: I think you realize you need to take care of this see your dr., dr will check for hyperthyroidism and other conditions. If needed perhaps you can get some psychological help. ...Read more

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I had a slab of milk chocolate can't sleep for two nights and have pounding heart what to do ?

I had a slab of milk chocolate can't sleep for two nights and have pounding heart what to do ?

Relax: Drink plenty of fluids (water) and try eating some bread as well. Take a nice warm shower or bath and try to relax. The chocolate should be out of your system after 2 days. Maybe some anxiety component occurring as well. Get eval if persists. ...Read more

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How can I treat anxiety immediately (loss of breath, pounding heart, freakouts) without medicine?

How can I treat anxiety immediately (loss of breath, pounding heart, freakouts) without medicine?

Meds and therapy: Anxiety is a common problem treated by therapists and mds alike. Commonly prescribed anxiolytics such as prozac, (fluoxetine) ativan, and talk therapy that allows self-reflection can allow a person to come to terms with ones anxiety disorder. If no meds are preferred, it is common for someone to utilize cbt techniques with a therapists guidance. Try this book for starters. ...Read more

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Can a pounding heart cause sudden death? Normal rhytm but VERY forcefull and fast rhytm, with light headedness? Can the heart collapse from this?

Can a pounding heart cause sudden death? Normal rhytm but VERY forcefull and fast rhytm, with light headedness? Can the heart collapse from this?

One fact answers all: Heart disease is the most common cause of death WORLDWIDE. The MOST COMMON way we find ischemic heart disease in patients is SUDDEN DEATH. Meaning that whether it's pounding fast, slow, soft, asleep, or doing crazy hard aerobic exercises heart disease mainly knocks on the door by KILLING ITS OWNER first; NO questions later. Talk to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Pounding heart feeling that hurt my chest and back when it happened. Only lasted a min. My cardio said not to worry thinks esoph spasm. Scared aorta.

Pounding heart feeling that hurt my  chest and back when it happened. Only lasted a min. My cardio said not to worry thinks esoph spasm. Scared aorta.

Palpitation: Noticed you on nadolol. ? reason, that should help the palpitation to some extent. If you have recurring palpitation consider getting a heart monitor. Palpitation happens with cardiac rhythm abnormality, mitral valve prolapse, anxiety, anemia, overactive thyroid, etc, so recurrent symptoms need to be worked up. ...Read more

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What could cause a loud, irregular, pounding heart beat?

What could cause a loud, irregular, pounding heart beat?

Premature beats: Most likely pvcs or pacs but further evaluation with a holter monitor or event monitor should be performed to determine true etiology. ...Read more