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Heart rate goes up after eating. Cause and treatment?

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hi. i find that after i eat my heart rate goes up. any thoughts
Posted Fri, 9 Aug 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 43 hours later
hi
welcome to health care magic

usually heart rate changes between 60 - 120 per minute based on the activity and exertion you do.
at rest during sleep in night it may fall up to 50/ minute.
it rise up to 150 during heavy exercise and running. it is normal phenomenon.

you said that after eating heart rate goes up, have you counted any time?
is it going beyond 120.
are you having any symptoms of dizziness , palpitations , lightheaded or loss of consciousness,and chest pain or breathlessness during that period , you should evaluate by a cardiologist.
as you have given a history of anxiety and panic attacks , they itself causes increase in heart rate.

and your medicine Endone may also some times increase heart rate in some people.
so you consult a physician and take advice if you symptomatic.
thank you
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Follow-up: Heart rate goes up after eating. Cause and treatment? 9 hours later
i have been to a cardiologist around 12 mths ago. i had ecg. echocardiogram ultrasound of the heart. a echo stress test and blood cariac enzyme test. can my heart change so much in 12 months that i now have heart disease? or is this more a case of anxiety and panic attacks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 11 minutes later
hi,
heart disease (i,e heart attack) can occur any time and any age group , it is because of decrease in blood supply to heart , when there is obstruction to blood vessels supplying heart due to fatty plaque.

regarding your case first of all your symptoms are not suggestive of heart attack . and you are already evaluated and all test were normal range.
so your symptoms more suggestive of anxiety only , but you need atleast ECG should be done before you conclude it.
thank you
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Follow-up: Heart rate goes up after eating. Cause and treatment? 16 minutes later
i had a ecg around 1-2 months ago but said all was good and having a panic attack
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 3 minutes later
hi
you need to undergo ecg again, because know you have feeling of raised heart rate.
ecg can change within minutes also.
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Follow-up: Heart rate goes up after eating. Cause and treatment? 1 minute later
ok. im very scared now but thanks for your advice
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 1 minute later
hi,
after taking advise for heart symptoms, please evalate for panic attacks also.
tank you
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