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Sudden hot flash and increase in heart rate. Cause?

i was just standing in my kitchen when all of a sudden my face and head got really hot heart rate increased a bit not a lot but noticeable - seemmed a little anxious too at the onset lasted about maybe 30 seconds if not less i sipped some ice water took a couple deep breaths and went back to normal?....but i tdid make me nervous never had that happen before!
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

From the description of your symptoms, you are likely to have experienced a panic attack. However you need to have a medical evaluation to rule out any underling medical problems which could be causing these symptoms.

If the diagnosis of a panic disorder is confirmed, then there are effective treatment options - in the form of medication and psychotherapy, which will help to control these symptom. So, please consult a psychiatrist for further evaluation and treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Anxiety is a prime possibility - could be a cause or consequence...
There are a few other hormonal problems that can present like this - a typical example is Pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland).

You have not stated your age, gender, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities
See your Internist / get your self examined / get investigated...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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