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Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

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Dr. Andrew Chung
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Overeating does increase physical stress on the heart. It is not normal to have symptoms, which would include palpitations, when the heart is experiencing increased physical stress. Further evaluation including possibly a stress test is indicated in this setting.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 17 years experience
See below: In an anxious person, overeating, feeling bloated or other discomfort is more likely to trigger your the nerves that control heart rhythms - palpitations might result in those who are at risk.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

What's the cause of heart palpitations and what to do when you get them?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Usually harmless: Heart palpitations are feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering or pounding heart. Stress, exercise, medications or, rarely, a medical condition can trigger them. Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they're usually harmless. See a Dr if your heart palpitations are accompanied by Chest discomfort or Pain, Fainting, Severe shortness of breath, Severe dizziness.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Possible causes of heart palpitations?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 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.
A 35-year-old female asked:

What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for an ekg and if needed a holter monitor.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What could cause heart palpitations?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Cardiology 19 years experience
Many things: Palpitations are a sensation of skipped heart beats. They can happen due to an electrical problem, a metabolic problem like thyroid disease, or may be the way you manifest stress. Talk to your doctor today for more of a workup.
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What causes heart palpitations?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease , anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes.

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