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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have only 1 quesiton
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User :   i am feeling slight heartbeat on the right side of my head what can this be..
Doctor :   it is the heart beat transmitted to chest wall
User :   yes alittle
User :   it usally happens after i eat
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i get very fast heartbeat
Doctor :   do you suffer from diabetes or hypertension

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User :   should i ask the question?
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User :   ok
User :   i also feel like tightness in the back and sides
Doctor :  
ok
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is there difficulty in breathing associated?
User :   no
Doctor :  
is the fast heartbeat present all the time? or is there any precipitating factor associated?
User :   its not all the time its only after i eat
Doctor :  
ok
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you you feel fatigued, blacked out kind of symptoms after eating?
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after how many hours/minutes of eating do you have these symptoms?
User :   no
User :   maybe 10-20 min
Doctor :  
ok
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and how long does this episode last?
User :   i also feel like this when i get heartburn becuase i suffer from gerd
Doctor :  
ok
User :   maybe 1 hour
Doctor :  
so you have histiry of GERD? when was this diagnosed for you?
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are you on any medications for this?
User :   6 months and i think this is the reason for the head problem
User :   prilosec otc 20mg twice a day
Doctor :  
ok that is fine, you should continue taking the same
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i would like to suggest you to take a blood test done
Doctor :  
to measure your insulin activity
User :   insulin?
Doctor :  
it is called GTT test (glucose tolerance test)
Doctor :  
yes, your symptoms along with the problem of GERD suggest probable possibity
Doctor :  
of hyperinsulinemia like symptoms
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here, after eating the food rich in carbohydrates,
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the body secretes higher levels of insulin
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in the first one hour after eating food
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which leads to rapid heart beat, headache, fatigue and dizzy symptoms
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so this test will tell how is the pattern of insulin action taking place.
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