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Cold Heart

Posted by
Carol on July 05, 2000 at 00:06:02:


Well, I don't have a cold heart but I do get chest pains whenever I eat or drink something extremely cold. I have heard of this happening to other people as well. My stepfather had heart disease and could not eat anything cold or he would get chest pains. Does this mean that I may have heart disease? What causes the pains from eating and drinking cold things?



Re: Cold Heart... For me it's "Brain Freeze"

Posted by KMD on July 05, 2000 at 01:37:40:

In Reply to: Cold Heart posted by Carol on July 05, 2000 at 00:06:02:

Good question. I have a friend who gets the chest pain when she drinks a slush, and when I drink one I get head pain. I call it brain freeze. I don't know what causes it, blood vessels constricting? I doubt you have any heart disease.



Re: Cold Heart? Cardiospasm? (Genetic susceptibility totaly reversable.)

Posted by Wakt Stoll on July 06, 2000 at 08:00:19:

In Reply to: Cold Heart posted by Carol on July 05, 2000 at 00:06:02:

Hi, Carol.

By FAR the most common cause of your symptoms is esophageal spasm due to the cold. Because the part the esophagus that spasms is right behind the heart, it is frequently called "cardiospasm" even though it has NOTHING to do with the heart!

It is POSSIBLE for this kind of cold exposure to create a reflex spasm of the coronary blood vessels and, if the person is on the verge of a coronary, push them over the edge.

However, to look at this as the most likely cause would be akin to looking for zebras when one hears hoofbeats in Kentucky.

By the way, genetic susceptibility to heart disease is totally reversable via lifestyle changes.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Cold Heart (Archive under GERD.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 06, 2000 at 08:01:12:

In Reply to: Cold Heart posted by Carol on July 05, 2000 at 00:06:02:

NMI

Walt



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