Does your heart stop when you sneeze? For some people, their answer is yes, their heart will stop if they sneeze. For others, though their answer is no; their heart never stops. Is it possible that both of these responses are wrong? Can one answer be more correct than the other?
Does Your Heart Stop When You Sneeze?
The answer to the question does your heart stop when you sneeze? When you answer yes to this question you may have been misinformed. Science has shown that when you breathe in your lungs hold a tiny amount of fluid, known as mucus. When this fluid passes through your throat your larynx or voice box vibrates and the sound you make vibrates through your windpipe. This vibration pushes air through your tubes causing them to expand and create a vacuum. That’s how we hear “Do you feel yourself getting dizzy?”
Now to the question, “sneeze?” the short answer is no. The long answer is that sneeze the fluid that is being held up in your throat expands, pushing that fluid up to your windpipe where it causes a vacuum that shakes the fluid from your lungs back into your throat. The excess fluid is expelled through your mouth and then splashing out onto the floor.
Science is looking at whether the expansion of the fluid that is being held up in your throat while you sneeze is responsible for causing the symptoms that are so common with those who suffer from asthma. There have been studies that have shown links to asthma symptoms being triggered by exposure to airborne particles. But there has been some conflicting evidence. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why that is, but it’s thought that when you sneeze, the process is slowed down in your system making it easier for that fluid to expand and cause that feeling of dizziness or shortness of breath. If the process is slowed down, there may be less risk of suffering a serious stroke when you are older.
Why Does Your Heart Stop When You Sneeze?
As you can see, there are many different answers to the question, “Why does your heart stop when you sneeze?” It all depends on which type of allergy you have and how sensitive you are to it. Everyone is different. What may work for one person may not work for another. But it is important to know what you’re dealing with and how allergens may be affecting you so that you can make an educated decision when you need to know the answer to, “Why does your heart stop when you sneeze?”
The most common way to find out if your heart stops when you sneeze is to have your blood pressure taken. Asthmatologists can perform this very easily and have had great success with it in their practice. You can also have your blood tested at your doctor’s office or allergy specialist’s office. Allergy testing is relatively inexpensive and can give accurate information about whether or not your allergies are causing you to sneeze.