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A 22-year-old member asked:

How severe are heart palpitations for a woman going through menopause?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Menopause effects: Hormonal imbalances at menopause may cause retention of fluid i the body, and that together with Progesterone effects (such as hot flashes) may speed up heart rate giving a subjective sensation of palpitations. However, it is important to know if an arrhythmia (abnormal or irregular heart beat) is present, or just normal rhythm being a bit fast. A few simple tests will put your mind at ease....
Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 21 years experience
Mostly just nuisance: It is extremely common for peri-menopausal women to develop heart palpitations. The overwhelming majority of these cases represent heart rhythms that are in no way dangerous, but can be uncomfortable and even sometimes intolerable due to the sensation of racing or fluttering pulse. The "severity" generally relates not to health risks, but to how much it interferes with your life.

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How severe can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopausal changes?

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Different: Menopause is different for every woman. Many woman have to get help due to palpitations and other problems. This is when you need a trusted physician.
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How bad can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopause?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Severe : But, there are other causes of palpitations that may be related to the heart and have nothing to do with hormonal changes. Irregular rhythms of the heart is a major cause of palpitations and they can be serious. See your healthcare provider/cardiologist for an ekg and cardiac evaluation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Heart palpitations: Yes. Changes in hormone levels with menopause can trigger heart palpitations, hot flushes, and other symptoms. You should see your doctor for evaluation if you are having heart palpitations.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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