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Different heart symptoms with anxiety?

Different heart symptoms with anxiety?

Anxiety & Panic: Many people experience physical symptoms with anxiety. These include heart pounding, rapid heart rate, a feeling of chest oppression & difficulty getting breath, dizziness, etc. They go to the er fearing a heart attack. Usually heart exams and diagnostic studies do not reveal cardiac disease, and anxiety is diagnosed. It's good to check out physical concerns, and also to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Heart symptoms worse with beta blocker-what is this?

Heart symptoms worse with beta blocker-what is this?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers slow the heart rate and reduce the force of contraction of the heart. In cases of slow heart rate and weakness at baseline, or low BP these meds could make a person symptomatically worse. This might also happen in cases of acute asthma. ...Read more

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How soon after starting thyroid medication will heart symptoms disappear?

How soon after starting thyroid medication will heart symptoms disappear?

Guesswork: Hi. What thyroid medication? What thyroid condition? What heart symptoms? Mind reading 101. NOT! Any thyroid medication (blocking thyroid function or adding thyroid hormone) takes time to normalize thyroid function. All we could do with the info you've given us (and NOT given us) is GUESS. Guessing is not very helpful to you (and not very rewarding for us). Peace, and good luck! ...Read more

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Medical question relating to heart symptoms I've been feeling and low energy?

Heart: Not sure what those heart symptoms are, but due to low energy it is best to consult your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Not in stomach that causes heart symptoms?

Not in stomach that causes heart symptoms?

GI and chest pain: Often GI problems can mimic the symptoms of heart disease. The stomach and esophagus are next to the heart so pain from either of these areas can be similar to that from cardiac causes. Patients are sometimes admitted for evaluation of the pain and found to have inflammation of the stomach or esophagus. If you have these symptoms you should follow with your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause heart symptoms?

What can cause heart symptoms?

Heart symptoms: Slow or fast heart rates, low bp, inadequate oxygen delivery to the heart muscle, or acute/chronic valvular dysfunction can cause heart symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I still eat fried fooda if I have heart symptoms?

Should I still eat fried fooda if I have heart symptoms?

No: Fried foods should be few and far-between. They are caloric and saturated in oils which raise your triglycerides and, depending on the type of oil, your cholesterol. ...Read more

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How to overcome racing heart symptoms I get all the time?

How to overcome  racing heart symptoms I get all the time?

See a Doctor: There are many reasons for "racing heart" symptoms. You need at least an ekg and maybe an echocardiogram to find the cause. There are many different treatments available that are effective but you have to have the correct diagnosis to apply the right treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a nerve in stomach that causes heart symptoms?

Is it possible to have a nerve in stomach that causes heart symptoms?

Yes: The vagus nerve is a large nerve on both sides of your body. It begins in the brainstem and travels through your neck into your chest and then into the abdominal region. It provides the nerve supply to both your heart and your GI system through its multiple branches. If it is stimulated in your GI system it is possible to cause various changes in heart rate. Can even cause people to pass out. ...Read more