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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart pounds or races sometimes After eating. Mostly Greece's foods which I don't eat often anymore. Should I be concerned about this? Its alarming me
Heart pounds & feel extremely tired after eating sugary foods. Lying down helps. No other diabetes symptoms (such as more thirst). Is this normal?
Is a fast harder pounding heart after eating normally? It comes after eating fatty, greasy, junk food or after alcohol consumption. Normal?
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
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
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