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Old 06-22-2010, 02:35 AM   #1
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Artery damage from sympathetic nervous system/hi pulse rate/anxiety spikes?

Are short term rises from nervousness/stress, that spikes your pulse rate for a few seconds/minutes, injurious to artery/heart health? I know it causes high levels of blood sugar to be released from the liver (& maybe can cause type 2 diabetes over time?), etc. but I'm not sure if these quick surges affect the lining of the endothelium (& thus, cause hardening of arteries, damage, etc. over time)?

I get a feeling of higher pulse rates during these times (about 20-30 beats/min. higher than resting pulse rates) & also cold hands, etc. & I then take my pulse (& it is like I'm having a fight or flight response & therefore it is up a bit by 20-30 beats) & then as quick as I get worried/nervous over something it abates ( &pulse & bp go back to normal, to about 110/74 & pulse rate in low 70s to near 80 -- when I become at full rest again in just a minute or 2).

Thanks for any help on this.

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Old 06-22-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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Re: Artery damage from sympathetic nervous system/hi pulse rate/anxiety spikes?

Stress exhibits as many forms and heart disease is definitely aggravated by stress. Try to control your anxiety. I use magnesium chloride and anxiety control products. They help without fear of addiction. I have a lot of stress and anxiety and don't want it to get the better of me or be dependent on drugs.

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:01 PM   #3
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Re: Artery damage from sympathetic nervous system/hi pulse rate/anxiety spikes?

Hi Katie,

Thanks much. But why mag. chloride vs sulfate or other forms? I see Vitacost has both mag. chloride & other cheaper ones? Which brand/size would you get? Thanks again. Also how many to take daily? I had a blood test in March w/ a normal mag. level, so is it ok to add more mag.?

 
Old 07-06-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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Re: Artery damage from sympathetic nervous system/hi pulse rate/anxiety spikes?

Hi just bumping this so others could put their input in. Thanks.

 
Old 07-08-2010, 03:12 AM   #5
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Re: Artery damage from sympathetic nervous system/hi pulse rate/anxiety spikes?

Does anyone else see the 2008 Journal of Cardiology article/study (google that query & you can read it too) that talks about men w/ anxiety & their prognosis over 20 yrs. Many do get heart disease, & this scares the heck out of me. I try hard to reduce stress but don't quite know how, w/out meds, to calmdown enough to do meditation, etc.

 
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