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Increased heartbeat, tingling arm, gas, constipation. Reason?

Hello, I am a 31 year old male. Last night i all of the sudden had a very fast heart beat and tingling in my left arm . I went to the ER where they ran blood work and an EKG . They told me i had no signs of a heart attack and all of my results were fine. I noticed i have had a ton of gas today and i also have been constipated the last few days. Would this have anything to do with my heart rate . They also said panic attacks could be the cause. I am not a nervous person or am i stressed out. I did get very panicked though when it started to happen.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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The condition you have mentioned could be due to many reasons, a few important are mentioned following:

1. Heart Problem- which has been ruled out in your case.

2. Acid Peptic Disease- In which patient feels uneasiness in chest region with palpitations and many symptoms similar to Heart Problem. In addition to it there is bloated abdomen, sour eructations, burning in chest etc.

3. Panic/Anxiety Attacks- which generally happens as a result of excessive anxiety, emotional turmoil or work stress.

Both these problems a resembling clinical picture and make the patient anxious of Health Status.

You can follow the following suggestions:
1. Start an exercise schedule.
2. Start your day with a couple of glass of lukewarm water.
3. Add salads and fruits to your diet.
4. Avoid much of liquor or taking liquor empty stomach or without snacks.
5. Avoid sugar rich, fried and fat rich diet.
6. Do not take tea/coffee without snacks, have a few sips of water before having such beverages.
7. Get your Liver Function Test done, in case its normal than no worries.

Probably you had these problems on account of your sedentary life style so follow the above mentioned suggestions to make your life style better.

wish you a speedy recovery to health

Dr.Rajinder Singh

Answered: Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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