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Q: dizziness and chest tightness after eating

for the past few weeks, i've been experiencing dizziness and tightness in my chest or maybe like a racing heartbeat after i eat a meal.  any suggestions what could be going on?

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MonicaRD, Health Pro
3/18/10 10:42pm

Hi Lori,

 

It is possible that you are having reflux which can sometimes show up as "chest pain." 

 

Heartburn

 

A feeling of your heart racing can also be a type of arrhythmia.

 

Arrhythmias

 

The only way to know for sure is to make an appointment with your physician.  If you have chest pain or any other symptoms of a heart attack though, go to the emergency room immediately. 

 

Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN

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