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my question is what causes irregular heartbeat at times?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Is there a such thing as irregular heartbeat?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Yes, don't panic: The heart has a system of pacemakers to control the heart rate, which all normally create an even, or regular, heart beat with the rate varying with the pacemaker in control and your physiologic needs. Any variance of the regular beat can be termed "irregular", but the significance also varies. Seeing your doctor to verify, look at causes, and then target treatment, if any, is the thing to do.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can irregular heartbeat be caused bystress?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Stress can be a contributing factor.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Anorexic frail with irregular heartbeat?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See doctor ASAP: Nutritional and electrolyte abnormalities in anorexia can be serious, even fatal. Consult your doctor asap.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Irregular heartbeat, tiring quickly. When should I see a doctor?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
When you can: Irregularity of your heartbeat, blondy73, and fatigue aren't necessarily related and aren't necessarily serious but you should see your doctor to be checked.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Anorexic friend with irregular heartbeat? Could it be dangerous?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Arrhythmia: Anorexia and malnutrition, particularly with associated emesis can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium and magnesium that can trigger arrhythmias.

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