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Rapid heartbeat during bath, dizziness, anxiety, panic attacks. What could be the reason for rapid heartbeat?

Hello, my name is Brandon, I m 17 years old, for the past 1-2 years every time I too a bath my heart always beated fast... and i felt dizzy and felt like I was gunna pass out. This year it has gotten really bad, when I m in the bath it beats really fast and i have to get out because I get scared of what is happening... it beats about 3 times a second and its hard to catch my breath sometimes. I suffer with panic attacks and anxiety alot but I don t know why I may be having a panic attack in the bath.., :-/ could u please let me know what it may be, thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Dear Mr Brandon
Thanks for your query.
A hot bath can produce certain changes in circulation leading to higher cardiac output and at times feeling of palpitation. However since a feeling of impending doom (passing out) is an important symptom, I would like you to get yourself examined by a cardiologist and get investigated.
Feel free to discuss further.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Fri, 24 May 2013
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