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Irregular heart beat, anxiety, thyroid problems? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query.
User :   Hi doctor.I have irregular heatbeat since some time
Doctor :   OK
User :   it was due to anxiety
Doctor :   Ok
User :   on thursady i had rapid heartbeat for a long time then i checked my bp it was 150/90 and heatbeat was 120
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since yesterday now bp is 124/84 and pulse 85-90.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How do you know that you had an irregular heartbeat?
User :   actually i get hearbeats rapid sometimes.But on friday it was for long time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   36
Doctor :   Did you see any doctor regarding this?
User :   Yes i did he said you are stressed take rest and take alprix for 2-3 days.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you suffer with any diagnosed medical conditions?
User :   No
Doctor :   Are you any regular medications?
User :   Becashule and Evion
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   No i dont
User :   but i had anxiety for 3 months.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Were you on any medications for anxiety?
User :   Well doctor gave me rivotril for 10 days only that was last month.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any stress do to which you had the episode of raised BP and increased heart rate?
User :   Yes travelling and some stress.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Is it regarding your occupation or family issues?
User :   I feel like heat in body i started drinking lime water and curd.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Now i dont have any
Doctor :   OK
User :   anxiety
Doctor :   Ok
User :   What do u recommend for keeping BP and pulse under control.
Doctor :   As your BP and pulse are due to stress and this has been happening, the treatment would be to reduce stress.
User :   what treatment?
Doctor :   You need to follow Meditation, breathing exercises and yoga.
User :   breathing excercise can u pls explain how to do it
Doctor :   In case of stress you need to breath in and out so that you can concentrate and this will reduce your stress.
User :   what should be the normal BP and Pulse in my case.
Doctor :   Normal BP range from 100 to 140 in systolic and 60 to 80 in diastolic.
User :   and pulse rate..
Doctor :   pulse would be 70 to 100 but depending on the person to person.
User :   can i take alprex .25 for 2-3 days more.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to see your psychiartist for this as these medications have to be only prescribed.
User :   as i have heartbeat sometimes can it be due to thyriod also.May i know the symptoms of thyroid.
Doctor :   Yes, increase or decrease in thyroid hormones due effect the pulse rate.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   Actually i have high trigilciride and fatty lever it was 322 for trigilciride and 87 gamma gt but last report was perfectly normal....Does this BP and Pulse rate
User :   relate to that or no
Doctor :   Increase in cholesterol does have effects on the arteries but the effect can be seen so early.
User :   sorry did not understand
Doctor :   I meant that as you are still in 40s it is difficult at present to show effects on BP and Pulse rate.
User :   do u sugget any medicine for BP as SOS.
Doctor :   No, it would be better to see a Physician for any medications as these require complete examination before prescription.
User :   Can you recommend anything for body heat.How to reduce.
User :   I drink lime water and curd.
Doctor :   Body heat is produced due to Basal Metabolic rate of the body. And it varies according to individuals.
Doctor :   You can continue with lime water and curd.
Doctor :   And also drink lots of water that is upto 3 to 4 litres of water per day.
User :   what about beer although i dont drink
Doctor :   Sorry alcohol increases the metabolic rate and is not advised.
Doctor :   consume lots of green leafy vegetables and follow regular physical exercises.
User :   what about pepsi,coke
Doctor :   these are hydrogenated drinks and not advised.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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