Can constant anxiety and panic attacks cause broken heart syndrome in a 19 year old?

Yes. Don't let it. It's possible but it's probably avoidable w/ good psychotherapy and perhaps medication. If it happens, it's treated much like a heart attack by the ER and you'd probably be admitted for treatment. With a basically healthy heart, you'd likely heal well. Read: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-heart-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20034635 Seek Tx!

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Hello, I was wondering if a 19 year old can get broken heart syndrome? I have an anxiety disorder and I'm scared of getting it.

Yes. But don't. It's possible but it's probably avoidable w/ good psychotherapy and perhaps medication. If it happens, it's treated much like a heart attack by the ER and you'd probably be admitted for treatment. With a basically healthy heart, you'd likely heal well. Read: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-heart-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20034635 Seek Tx! Read more...
Anything is possible. But luckily rare things happen rarely. You're more likely to be hurt in a car accident than to get Takotsubo's cardiomyopathy, which is, I believe, the condition that you're concerned about. Please, wear your seatbelt! Read more...

Can broken heart syndrome occur from panic attacks/daily anxiety?

Broken Heart. Exact cause unknown, but some triggers are intense physical or emotional event, such as news of unexpected death of close person, natural disasters, diagnosis with terminal illness, losing job, asthma attack, medications such as some antidepressants or thyroid medication. Read more...

Could panic attacks cause broken heart syndrome?

I's not sure. What you mean by broken heart syndrome. It sounds like someone being upset about the end of a relationship. I doubt that it has anything to do with panic attacks. Read more...

I'm a 19 year old firefighter, 6'4, 225 lbs, and an overall healthy guy. I don't eat fast food, drink soda, and I workout a lot. I have anxiety issues that cause panic attacks. My anxiety is over my health, so they fuel each other. I have had it for a lon

First . First of all, it is normal to feel your heart pounding after you run up two flights of steps. Some people will feel this in their chest, others might also feel a pounding in their head. If these feelings go away after a few seconds or a minute there is likely nothing to worry about. What might be a problem is if your heart were to start beating vigorously and fast while you were simply resting or inactive and then to continue for more than 10 minutes without stopping. Stress and anxiety can cause many symptoms in the body such as headaches, nausea, dry mouth, chest discomfort, heart racing, etc. You acknowledge that you have difficulties with stress and anxiety. It sounds like you are otherwise young and healthy as you are a firefighter and have had a normal ekg and holter monitor. I would suggest seeking out assistance from a counsellor or therapist to help you work through your anxieties and to learn some stress management techniques. Read more...
Mental health pro. If you are in peak condition, and it sounds as though you are, then after a full check up by pcp and are deemed healthy, you should meet with a mental health professional and access their expertise. Anxiety is common and can be helped. You are certainly not alone in this, and figuring out how to manage it will be a great benefit in your life. Good luck! Read more...
Start with sleep. Getting good sleep is critical. 7 hours per night is optimal for most people. Look up "sleep hygiene" for tips to help. After that you could try a magnesium glycinate supplement. 500mg per day is safe and will probably be effective. That helps to relaxthe smooth muscles in your blood vessels and it has a positive effect on anxiety. Read more...
Expert Help Matters! See ur pcp 2rule out any physical problems. Then consult clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety/panic/ocd. Expert can rule out other problems that may look like or go w/ anx/panic. To get the right doc(s) & most effective treatment(s), research anx/panic: learn all u can about them & how 2treat effectively. Very helpful info: http://www.Anxietybc.Org referral 2psychiatrist 4med trial, too. Read more...

Please tell me, could a 19 year old have a heart attack from anxiety?

Anxiety. Anxiety can cause some severe reactions. In a rare situation it is probably possible for anxiety to trigger a real heart attack in a 19 year old. It is much more likely for anxiety to trigger a rapid heart action with symptoms caused from that then an actual myocardial infarction. Read more...

Anxiety? I am a super healthy 16 year old. I have panic attacks last night out of no where my heart Shot to 230, I didn't feel scared, was it anxiety?

See below. An increased heart rate can certainly be from a panic attack. However, if it recurs and remains that high or is still high now, I would recommend you be examined as soon as possible by your doctor or the emergency room. Read more...
Probably. Usually one gets panic attack because of fear or anxiety and the heart tbeat goes up at that time ,but should come to normal later on .As you were not scared and now feel well ,it is O.K. otherwise get checked by cardiologist. Read more...