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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Heart Problems In Women Over 50

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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I am a 33y, f. I have been having l arm pain that coinsides with heart flutterings that take my breath away are these symptoms of heart problems?

I am a 33y, f. I have been having l arm pain that coinsides with heart flutterings that take my breath away are these symptoms of heart problems?

Possibly-needs eval: Its difficult to say if these symptoms are due to a heart problem or not. Because it is impossible to know without further testing, it is advisable to seek immediate medical attention if these symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Why does my left pectoral muscle, arm and side of chest hurt so much? It is preventing me from sleeping. Also I don't any symptoms of heart problems

Why does my left pectoral muscle, arm and side of chest hurt so much?  It is preventing me from sleeping.  Also I don't any symptoms of heart problems

Pec Major injury?: The Pectoralis Major muscle and tendon course across the chest laterally across the axilla to insert onto the arm bone. Pain about the muscle may be a symptom of a muscle strain or partial tear. This injury usually occurs during weight lifting. Seek an orthopaedic evaluation if the symptoms persist for more than a week ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female have heart problems?

Can a 23yo female have heart problems?

Sure...: That is a very nonspecific question. Newborns can have heart problems and every age thereafter. Certain issues such as coronary artery disease and heart attacks are less likely at 23 years of age then when older. There are a variety of "heart problems", if want a more specific answer then this I would suggest you ask again with more details or see your doctor if you are concerned about yourself ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms associated with heart problems?

What are some common symptoms associated with heart problems?

So varied: Symptoms vary from person to person and also with the particular problem of the heart. There can be chest pain (often squeezing pressure) this can radiate to arms, back, neck. There can be shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitations edema, and dizziness. You may be unable to lie flat b/c of sob or wake up at night sob. And many more symptoms. All of these can be associated w/other diseases, too. ...Read more

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When are most heart problems picked up. What heart problems could a 23yo female have?

When are most heart problems picked up. What heart problems could a 23yo female have?

23 yo females: rarely have heart problems and we do not routinely screen for heart problems at this age without severe symptoms. Heart problems are picked when there is a SIGNIFICANT history of undesired symptoms like chest pain, non-lung related shortness of breath at rest or exertion, lower extremity swelling or fluid in lungs. Given your listed medical history- anxiety-related conditions are more likely. ...Read more

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Do symptoms associated with heart problems worsen at night (both when sitting up and laying down)?

It depends: Heart failure symptoms typically are worse lying down at night because blood which is held down in the legs during the daytime hours will flow out of the legs into the central part of the body, thereby putting a greater workload on the heart. However, usually the symptoms would lessen with sitting up. ...Read more

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