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High blood pressure and heart problems

Hi, I have alot of anxiety about my heart. I have alot of indegistion lately and keep getting pains aorund my heart, i also sometimes feel my heart beat when im just sitting at home, i take my pulse when its like that and its 110, my blood pressure is good usually 117/75 and my heart rate isnt always like this, i do suffer from anxiety and my doc gave me a ekg and all came back normal but im driving my self nuts i have heart problem i feel like i just want to go to the er so i can get my heart checked out for peace of mind
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
Indigestion can lead to a lot of chest pain. Also, anxiety can cause an increase in the heart rate. If you are young, generally have a healthy lifestyle, don't smoke, and don't have a family history of heart disease; I would suggest you sit back and relax.
Even in the ER, they would simply run an EKG which would be normal in all probability. I would suggest that you try deep breathing exercises and yoga for getting rid of anxiety. This would really help you a lot.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
Anxiety is a state of mind and it certainly cannot give you any physical problems unless you have already any. You will need treatment specifically for anxiety disorders. Chest congestion may be due to anxiety induced acidity.
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