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Anorexic friend with irregular heartbeat? Could it be dangerous?

Anorexic friend with irregular heartbeat? Could it be dangerous?

Arrhythmia: Anorexia and malnutrition, particularly with associated emesis can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium and magnesium that can trigger arrhythmias. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat = arrhythmia. ...Read more


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Many doctors I consult have diagnosed me with anxiety disorder my symptoms are life crashing, stressful and feels close to death is this dangerous? I also av an irregular heartbeat help me please.

Many doctors I consult have diagnosed me with anxiety disorder my symptoms are life crashing, stressful and feels close to death is this dangerous? I also av an irregular heartbeat help me please.

Anxiety: Are you getting professional treatment from a Cardiologist for your irregular heartbeat? Have you discussed whether this could be causing your symptoms? Are you panicking when you feel the irregular heartbeat? If your panic is because of the condition then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist to learn coping mechanisms for this reaction. Medication could also help. ...Read more

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Would it be dangerous if I go on roller coasters with a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)?

Would it be dangerous if I go on roller coasters with a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)?

Arrhythmia: In general we do not recommend rollercoasters for people with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The stresses associated with rollercoasters could trigger arrhythmias or their complications. There are benign rhythm problems which wouldn't be a problem but a generalization would be no rollercoasters. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heartbeat a bad sign?

Not always: But see your physician to determine what kind of arrhythmia you have or don't have. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heartbeat considered very serious?

Is an irregular heartbeat considered very serious?

Usually benign: If causing symptoms should see your doc for an evaluation. They usually are not a problem but for an occasional patient there is a real problem. Can't tell without seeing the patient. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heartbeat considered a heart disease?

Depends: If the irregular heart beat is due to sporadic premature beats and the heart is structurally normal, that kind of irregularity is present in all normal hearts and not considered a heart disease. On the other hand, if you have atrial fibrillation (for example), that is considered a heart disease. ...Read more

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How is an irregular heartbeat different to pvcs? Zolpidem warns about irregular heartbeat and I have been getting a lot more pvcs (normal echo)

Go see your doctor: I'm glad that you had a normal echo but that only tells us about your anatomy, not about your electrical signaling or rhythm. For that, you need a 24 hour holter monitor if you get your pvcs daily or an event monitor if you get them every now & then. Atrial fibrillation is due to abnormal pacemaker leading to pulse speeding up & slowing down on its own, different from occasional skipped beat (pvc). ...Read more

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How can I know if I have irregular heartbeat?

Feel it.: You can test this at home by checking your pulse at the wrist at your neck or putting your hand over your heart. Alternatively you can get much more detail by obtaining and electrocardiogram (ekg), but irregularity that occurs randomly is not liable to be picked on on such testing. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an irregular heartbeat?

Irreg heart beat: Hello ~ yes you should be concerned but not worried. The vast majority of irreg heart beats are benign atrial ectopic beats but some can be of more concern. Please visit your doc and have a resting and stress ECG and then a HOLTER test is necessary. This will identify the nature of the irregularity, and treatment if necessary. Thanks ...Read more

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How come I get irregular heartbeat when im relaxed?

Heart abnormality: You may have a section of your heart that is malfunctioning and causing an irregular heartbeat. This is true with atrial fibrillation which is what you may be experiencing. Please see a doctor because untreated it can cause serious issues like blood clots. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is considered an irregular heartbeat?

Irregular heart beat: When you palpate your pulse you could feel irregularity. Can be diagnosed with ekg, holter or event monitor or loop recorder. ...Read more

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Power plates with an irregular heartbeat, should I be concerned?

Power plate: Should be little problem with using the power plate with most irregular heartbeats. To be sure more information needed. ...Read more

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I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat and leaky valve. What is that exactly.

I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat and leaky valve. What is that exactly.

Atrial fibrillation: Irregilarly irregular heart rhythms tend to imply atrial fibrillation, which shoud be evaluated by a cardiologist. These can occur in the context of valvular leaking (regurgitation). Other causes include thyroid problems, alcohol or stimulant exposure, cardiac enlargement, sleep apnea, extreme physiologic stress. ...Read more

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How can I know what type o arrythmia do I have? Somedays I feel an irregular heartbeat abt 30% of the day

How can I know what type o arrythmia do I have? Somedays I feel an irregular heartbeat abt 30% of the day

Need medical evaluat: If your pulse is irregular you need to have a medical examination by your pCP. An Electro-cardiogram (EKG) is the best way to start getting a handle over it. Often we need to do a Holter monitoring which records your heart's rhythem over 24 hours or longer. This may be a better test if the EKG is normal. It is not uncommon to have extra heart beats (Ectopics) if yu drink coffee/coke excessively ...Read more

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Sometimes think I forget to breath and this is followed my an irregular heartbeat it happens everyday & I dony know how to tell mygp she doesn't liste?

Mental health: First, you are the consumer. If you want a new gp then go for it. But, it is impossible to forget to breathe. You are experiencing something else. ...Read more