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Does extreme anxiety make ones heart pound very hard and

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Does extreme anxiety make one's heart pound very hard and ache?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Ye it can.

Mysticdoc :

Anxiety can also cause heart attack in fact in people with pre existing heart disease.

Mysticdoc :

At your age it is not common, but possible.

Mysticdoc :

You should consider a thorough heart check up if not done already.

Customer :

hi

Mysticdoc :

hi

Mysticdoc :

please ask if you have any further question.

Customer :

What happened is that I trade the financial markets

Customer :

And it was only before the release of certain things

Customer :

I had a very pounding heart

Customer :

Which made it ache slightly

Customer :

but it was not long lasted

Mysticdoc :

ok so you were trading NFP today?

Customer :

yes lOL

Customer :

LOL*

Mysticdoc :

not for faint hearted--lol

Customer :

you're a doc!

Customer :

stay off from the jobs report

Mysticdoc :

can't help

Mysticdoc :

I also trade on the side

Customer :

ha

Customer :

yeah

Customer :

i trade currencies

Customer :

you?

Mysticdoc :

not like you all --glued to screen

Mysticdoc :

extreme anxiety can cause these reactions.

Mysticdoc :

However, I do suggest, EKG, a holter monitor

Mysticdoc :

also a echocardiogram

Mysticdoc :

this is to check out for any underlying heart rhythm or valve disorder.

Customer :

Any remedies to it when it happens or after it happened

Customer :

Ok, is it unhealthy

Mysticdoc :

good question.

Mysticdoc :

too many attacks is unhealthy.

Mysticdoc :

but, with exercises and good diet you will do better.

Mysticdoc :

also anti anxiety meds can be used for acute attacks to protect your heart.

Mysticdoc :

lorazepam or clonazepam can be used

Mysticdoc :

avoid too much caffeine, or soas

Mysticdoc :

sodas

Mysticdoc :

and no smoking.

Customer :

cause it just happened for a second

Mysticdoc :

fresh fruits, vegetables good

Customer :

but, is a hard pounded heart an attack

Mysticdoc :

also do cardio 20-30 minutes 4-5 times a week

Mysticdoc :

not usually.

Mysticdoc :

hard pounding is the awareness of fast heart beat

Mysticdoc :

this is akin to exercising but in your case resting state

Mysticdoc :

momentary beatings are ok

Mysticdoc :

but not sustained if lasting more than 2-3 minutes

Customer :

well i had a huge position so that's why it happened

Mysticdoc :

were you long usd

Customer :

no

Customer :

short usd

Customer :

long cable

Customer :

sterling

Mysticdoc :

ok --so u should be rich now--lol

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

well ou had that spike

Customer :

lol

Mysticdoc :

not a bad trade

Customer :

not that rich but, a richer man

Mysticdoc :

good

Customer :

i forecasted a lower nfp

Mysticdoc :

wish i knew --lol

Mysticdoc :

i was hold long usd chf

Mysticdoc :

but i got off after news --

Mysticdoc :

was locked in +

Customer :

That's fine

Customer :

you were lucky to have gotten out

Customer :

cause then putin said they'd assist syria

Customer :

safe haven bids

Mysticdoc :

yes --fridays are tricky

Mysticdoc :

i was on this trade for last 2 days

Mysticdoc :

do you trade for bank?

Customer :

no

Customer :

individual

Mysticdoc :

ok -- try to trade with less leverage

Mysticdoc :

so that not to stress out

Mysticdoc :

you will be fine

Customer :

ha

Customer :

how big are your sizes

Mysticdoc :

I trade small since I also practice full time.

Mysticdoc :

usually within 1 std lot

Mysticdoc :

I scale in

Mysticdoc :

no scalping

Customer :

ah mine exceeds yours by a huge margin then

Customer :

i see interesting

Customer :

i have one more question

Customer :

i have had 99 - 100 farenhiet in temp recently

Customer :

had little sleep

Customer :

lots of caffine

Mysticdoc :

i keep my leverage at 1:2 usually

Mysticdoc :

yes that is the problem

Customer :

had panadols

Mysticdoc :

no energy drink or caffeine too much

Customer :

seemed to have wear off

Mysticdoc :

1-2 cups may be ok

Customer :

a cup of coffee a day

Customer :

hows that

Mysticdoc :

that is fine

Mysticdoc :

do you exercise

Customer :

barely...

Customer :

ha

Customer :

like none

Customer :

which is bad

Mysticdoc :

yes you should focus on that

Mysticdoc :

try to make your heart stronger

Mysticdoc :

treadmill or cardio work outs

Customer :

ok

Customer :

how much cardio do you recommend everyday

Customer :

what is a good and strong amount

Mysticdoc :

you should do about 30 minutes

Mysticdoc :

initially start 10 minutes a day

Mysticdoc :

then gradually increase by 5 minutes every 3-4 days

Mysticdoc :

It was my pleasure to help you today.
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