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 My heart started beating really fast today?
I was at work just on my break eating my usual sandwich but then suddenly my heart started beating really hard and fast. I wasnt exactly doing anything just eating and felt fine in myself...i want to ...


 my son has low iron levels?
i just found out that my nearly 3 year old son has low iron. im very worried as he is a very fussy eater. he wont fruit and will only eat carrots maybe an odd pea. we have to force him to eat chicken....


 Is my blood pressure normal?
My blood pressure is 124/70 Is this good or bad, or normal?...


 Is it possible for someone to have a heart attack, but not know ?
Can you always tell if you have had a heart attack
T...


 When do you know that your caffeine intake is too high?
when does your body start to tell you that enough is ...


 Is 63% ejection fraction normal for a 21yr old female?
this was determined in the results of a ...


 I was awakened by sharp shock (like electricity) in my right arm/no pain/no headache/---could this be a stroke?
please be aware that I am in a 3rd world country nearest good hospital
6 hours away /I am old as the hills but in good health/non-smoker/food
prepared by my cook mainly chicken,fish,...


 What Should I do to stop my heart from beating very fast , when I'am nervous?
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 How bad is it if my blood pressure is 180's over 130's?
I also have kidney problems so I think I should prob be more cautions to not do any more damage to my kidney's. Any opinions/suggestions?
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I'm sure that i ...


 i smoke very heavily and i have chest pains quite alot ami in dangerof having heart attack?
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 High Blood Pressure - Who to believe?
I was told by my gym that I have high blood pressure (I'm 26) so I went to my doc, who told me that I don't. A few months passed and I started seeing a new doc who said that I DO have high ...


 How could you prevent having a heart attack?
give a weekly ...


 please i have been having pain in my heart region , whereby it seems i have a limited region to inhale, otherw?
once i exceed this region it is pain, and i have had similar exprience in the last couple of weeks, could it be symptoms of heart attack or ...


 how do you know if you have high blood pressure without going to the doctors?
I want to know if I have high blood pressure or not but I don't want to go to the doctors because I don't have enough money. I'm getting some signs that I may do and I also found out ...


 I'm 20 is my heart problem life threatening?
I have had supraventricular tachycardia since birth. I have been to doctors and specialists since I was 13 years old. I had a heart ablation when I was 18 years old. The ablation was a failure. My ...


 What type of blood pressure monitor is appropriate for home use?
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 how long do you give my brother to live?
my little bro is 17 and he eats really unhealthy
he literallly only eats pizza and chicken nuggets and nothing else
hes never eaten a hot dog or a burger or a sandwich you name it
if ...


 what does a sudden increase of heart rate mean if you're 15?
i'm not overweight and i eat normally, so what can possibly cause this? it comes usually when i lie down and i'm about to go to sleep, and then my heart races out of nowhere, i try to relax ...


 2day I had 6 redbull 4 lunch & heart rate still funny?
Im 15yo male 5f 9 and 162bls
Its been 8hours now my heart rate is still funny
I called the poison control center and the nurse said to me I have to wait for it to wear off and go to ...


 What's up with my heart?
A few days ago i had this pain in my heart. It felt like someone was stabbing it when i laughed/cried/sneezed or took deep breaths and sometimes it felt like it was doing flips. It hurt all day and ...



Sensei Pa
when you hold your breath can you stop your heart beat to?or no one can stop there heart beat?
                      








Huguette
Yes, - of course you can. - It only "skips" a beat or two, but you can easily demonstrate the truth of it..
Of course, you can't stop it completely, for ever, that is, or you'd be killing yourself.

However, -here's another interesting "take" on the same subject:- Stand upright so you're between someone in front, and someone behind you, -to catch you and keep you safe.
Now, - take ten deep breaths and suddenly HOLD YOUR BREATH tightly..... You'll faint.,... you'll lose consciousness and simply drop, and your friends in front and behind will need to catch and support you. Honest!

When you come to, you'll remember nothing about it and deny strenuously that you 'fainted',... but everyone watching will tell you what happened...

It's the same phenomenon. Hyperventilation.


Maxine H
you cannot alone stop your heart from beating. there are processes within the human body that are there to get it started back again.


Polly
Holding your breath will cause your heart to beat harder and faster because you are starving your body of oxygen.

If you do stop your heart by holding your breath.... you are dead.


Yama
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No, it's impossible to stop your heart on your own by holding your breath for a long period of time.

Your body eventually will tell your lungs to breathe again anyway.

You obviously do not want to do this as it causes a lot of strain on the brain and heart.


hefty s
no, if you hold your breath you will pass out then your nervous system will kick on your breathing again.

But anytime you deprive the brain for oxygen there is a good chance of doing damage to your brain.
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Matt
No one I have ever heard of can stop their own heart.
And when you hold your breath until you pass out, your body takes over and tells your lungs to breath again.


Stunnah
I don't think so..
Maybe..But you're still living, and all your organs and your body is still fully functioning, and in order for all of that to happen, your hearts gotta be beating.
Hope this helps!


The Doc
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You can stop your heart if you can manage to not breathe for long enough (this is also known as dying) but you're not going to be able to do it by holding your breath, eventually, if you're able to keep it up, you will fall unconscious and you will start breathing again.


cardiophile
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Heart is not under voluntary control. So you cant stop it voluntarily. If it was possible, suicide would have been very easy!

When you hold your breath and strain, heart beats slow down transiently. In some individuals this can cause a transient black out.


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