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A 36-year-old female asked:

I have heart palpitations everyday. dr said its not a big deal.it freaks me out. i take vitamins and try and eat healthy.is there anything i can do.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 35 years experience
Possibly: There are a number of different rhythm problems which could be causing your palpitations. These can be determined by recording your rhythm when you are having symptoms. Once the cause is determined, you may be offered the option of a variety of different medications. Alternatively, you may find that they improve spontaneously over time.
Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: The effect of psychological stress on cardiac functioning is well documented. If all possible physical causes are excluded (ex: hyperthyroid, too much caffeine, etc. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p743.html) then looking at stress reduction through psychotherapy and/or mind-body techniques may significantly help you--ex: yoga, guided imagery, deep relaxation, etc.
Last updated Dec 13, 2017

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