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Increased heartbeat, intensifies when climbing stairs. How much longer to live?

I have been experiencing the loud pulsing sound of my heartbeat for about a year now through my left ear. At first I noticed it only when I am in bed and the place is quiet, now I am hearing it all the times. I started using earplugs every time I go to sleep to not hear the annoying sound. I also find that when I climbed flights of stairs the sound got more intense. How much longer can I live like this? I am 42 years old and very active when it comes to exercise. I also feel the pounding of my heart through the sounds at times. Please help me with some solutions.
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Palpitaion is called as consicious awareness of once own heart beat. Heart beat tends to increase when your are climbing stairs or doing exercise. Kindly do your Electrocardiogram. This will help to know the type of palpitation you are getting, based on the type treatment can be started. Dont worry, there is treatment available for your problem, only we need to know the cause. Thyroid problems can also cause palpitations. So kindly get yourself clinically evaluated from your treating physician to find out the cause.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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