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Anemia And Palpitations
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: B12 is involved in blood cell formation and nervous system function. Its deficiency can result in macrocytic (large blood cell size), and a host of neurological and GI symptoms. Some feel stamina and energy level might be affected. No connection to irregular heartbeat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: Dehydration causes decreased blood volume of circulating blood. For the heart to keep pumping the same amount of blood (cardiac output), the heart has to speed up therefore causing increased heart rate (tachycardia). When dehydration is extreme, heart rate can be very fast (>>100 bpm) causing 'palpitations' . I.V fluids may be needed to quickly restore blood volume or vascular collapse will occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Told iron defic anemia but sudden increased constant symptoms: pain in legs, fatigue, twitching/shaking, shortness of breath/pounding fluttering heart?
Depends: There are a variety of palpitations some dangerous some not. I may have just answered another question that could have been yours as well. The cardiologist will look at what arrythmia ( palpitation) you have and that will determine if its dangerous or not. Its important if you are having them to see a cardiologist have a halter to monitor your heart ekg for a few days and find out what you have ...Read more
Can severe iron deficiency (very low ferritin) with only moderately low hemoglobin cause symptoms? Racing heart, sob, anxiety, dizzy, hair loss?
Evaluation: It is possible to get those symptom, but You need evaluation to find the cause ,it may be bleeding ,so be treated ...Read more
MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx - just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more
Indirectly...: If the iron deficiency is severe enough, iron deficiency anemia will result. With this anemia, there is less hemoglobin to carry the oxygen molecules to the tissues and this will cause shortness of breath. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal rhythms may: Palpitations are sensations that there is some abnormality in the heartbeat. They are subjective. Certain heart rhythm problems have genetic causes. Some may be benign and others life threatening. It is best to record the heartbeat at the time of symptoms and get a baseline ECG for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uh-uh: Low estrogen does not cause palpitations. If it did, every woman over the age of 55 would be troubled with them. Low estrogen is, of course, physiologic (normal) in all women as they age, all men, and all children. If your estrogen level has recently become low, you may be troubled with a number of symptoms including palpitations but there isn't a cause and effect. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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