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Why does my heart pound so hard after eating?

Why does my heart pound so hard after eating?

Heart pounding: Depends. This may be a problem. With eating, the digestive process diverts a good deal of blood and shunts it to the intestines. If the heart becomes short on its blood supply it can cause heart pounding and symptoms. Best to discuss this with your doctor and get an examination. ...Read more

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Heart pain right after eating ? What causes this ?

Heart pain right after eating ? What causes this ?

Heart burn: This could be heart burn which usually is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. You may try otc antacids for 10 days. If it doesn't go away, see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Why does heart race after eating?

Why does heart race after eating?

Heart rate: Heart rate usually increases a bit after eating but 'racing' is abnormal. Blood shifts to the intestines and a higher heart rate is needed to support that shift but not 'racing', if yours races get checked. ...Read more

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How come i get sharp pain in heart area after eating?

Stomach?: If your heart studies are normal. Normal stress test, ecg. Need to ruled out esophageal conditions like esophagitis associated with gerd with an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to get sharp pain in heart area after eating?

What could be causing me to get sharp pain in heart area after eating?

Spasm or reflux: The pain you describe is felt in you chest right after you eat is most probably a spasm of your esophagus or a reflux of your gastric content back into your esopahgus. They both cause sharp pain in the middle of the chest. However, you need to see a GI doctor (gastroenterologist) to check it out. The underlying condition causing all this may need specific treament or change of diet. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate faster after eating when laying down then when sitting up?

Why is my heart rate faster after eating when laying down then when sitting up?

Doubtful: Don't rely on a single measurement. I suspect you have sampling artifact. Have an impartial 3rd party measure it for you several times and see if it's reproducible. Generally, when we lie down and rest, our heart rate slows. Exceptions would be if you're having pain (e.g from acid reflux or arthritis) or you're ruminating/upset/having a panic attack. ...Read more