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Binge eating habits. Increased heart beat rate, quick breathing. Matter of concern?

I am a compulsive overeater, am not yet overweight , but am rapidly nearing it. When i binge on food, my heart beat rapidly increases and stays increased (approx=105 bpm) for a long period of time, (hours or sometimes throughout the whole day). My breathing is quick and shallow. This has been going on for almost a year and a half now, to varying degrees. I am in the process of getting treatment but in the mean time should i be worried about my heart....what are the effects of having such a raised heart rate for so long?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello n.tourigny
Welcome to HCM
Prolonged compulsive over eating results in a lot of side effects, overweight, risk of heart diseases are few of them.
Even you are not overweight still most probably your lipid profile has deranged. Get your Lipid levels (cholesterol, HDL, LDL,VLDL) checked, they will be in abnormal range. Due to these abnormal levels individual is exposed to risk atherosclerosis, which may occlude the blood vessels and cause increased heart rate and sweating, whenever heart needs to pump more blood. So you are having theses symptoms after bout of bing eating.
Try to cut down the habit as it will have serious consequences on your health.
If not possible by own visit a psychiatrist.
Hope I cleared your doubt.
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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