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A 30-year-old female asked:

Palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Might be normal issu: Random palpitations can be a normal issue if they happen from time to time or if you are taking in stimulants like coffee, alcohol, tobacco or over-the-counter medications such as pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold preparations and some herbal medications, including ma huang. So it might be something in the smoothies, try removing one ingredient everyday and see if it comes back.

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