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A 20-year-old female asked:

It has been happening quite often now, after i eat, or even just for a second, my heart beats so fast and i feel a little pressure. what could it be?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
GERD?: It could be Acid Reflux disease, you should see a provider. Stay away from caffeinated drink, spicy food, fatty food, alcohol and smoking.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Palpitations-see doc: Palpitations can have many causes inc. a too full stomach, caffeine, medications, recreational drugs, over the counter meds, and some herbal supplements.Thyroid problems, anxiety, disturbances of the electrical system in the heart, are also possible reasons. It is always a concerning symptom, esp. when chest pain occurs at the same time. Often the cause is easily treated. Call doc or go to ER.

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