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Anxiety, irregular heart beat, fatty liver - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   hi doctor i have irregular hearbeat problem
Doctor :   for how long
User :   it is since last 3 months
User :   it was due to anxiety earlier but now since last one month i am fine but still i have this issue
Doctor :   may i know your age and previous medical history
User :   35 years...I am alright have no problems except trigilciride and fatty lever earlier.but last reports were fine
Doctor :   do you have giddiness during these irregular heartbeats
User :   what is that giddiness?
Doctor :   reeling of head or headache
User :   no sir
User :   my BP and Sugar level are also fine.
Doctor :   any blackouts or fainting
User :   No sir
User :   just heart pulptation sometimes in day
Doctor :   this suggests that the irregular heart beat is not that severe
User :   sir do you suggest any medicine.
Doctor :   if you have these symptoms of blackouts or giddiness you need to be further evaluated
User :   I dont have any of them sir
Doctor :   medicine can be suggested after a complete physical exam
Doctor :   the best would be to consult a cardiologist
Doctor :   and further evaluations like Holter (24 hour ecg monitoring)
User :   i told u that i had anxiety it started with that only.
Doctor :   anxiety can induce irregular heartbeat in almost all people
User :   pls suggest in that direction only.
Doctor :   if the irregular heart beats are only anxiety episodes you need not worry much
Doctor :   however cardiologist may prescribe you anti anxietics after evaluation
User :   actually i went to a physician who had given me rivotril for 10 days.
Doctor :   did it help
Doctor :   ?
User :   till the time i had it it worked....can i take it again
Doctor :   thats good consult your physician
Doctor :   and after examination he will prescribe the best anti anxietic for you
User :   in absence of the symptoms like blackout and giddiness is this heartbeat not a sign of major problem or
Doctor :   no it is not
User :   is there any lifestyle change recommended by you to overcome this
Doctor :   good physical exercise, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises
User :   breathing execise means inhaling oxygen retaining it for sometime and releasing it...
Doctor :   not holding it deep and slow breathing
Doctor :   inhaling slowly and exhaling slowly
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye
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