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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Palpitation (Definition)

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


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Are heart palpitations common while taking prednisolone?

Are heart palpitations common while taking prednisolone?

No: While Prednisolone itself doesn't cause palpitations, Prednisolone can cause a low potassium level which definitely can lead to palpitations. Potassium can be checked easily with a simple blood test. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations when taking acetezolomide for my IIH. Is this a common side effect?

Heart palpitations when taking acetezolomide for my IIH. Is this a common side effect?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Yes it may: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com. MAGINEX/INDERAL/VERAPAMIL can be effective. ...Read more

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Can mental disorders and heart palpitations have anything in common?

Can mental disorders and heart palpitations have anything in common?

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. Psychologic causes also exist. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

Can you please list the common causes of heart palpitations?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a common description of heart palpitations? Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Is there a common description of heart palpitations?  Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Palp: I have many different descriptions...The only description i can give from personal experience is a hard pounding that feels slow (random occurrence) or a light fluttering that feels fast (often when i lay on left side).... I have never had an ekg, echo, or any other heart eval though. I am the doc here just describing personal experience. Too much caffeine. ...Read more

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I'm 19. I sometimes get heart palpitations. Today when I had them, my heart rate was normal. Are these common in teen years? I've had ecg done before

I'm 19. I sometimes get heart palpitations.  Today when I had them, my heart rate was normal. Are these common in teen years? I've had ecg done before

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. ...Read more

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After a lot of alcohol & nicotine 2 nights ago, I've been having heart palpitations, feeling anxious and a bit light headed. Is this common?

After a lot of alcohol & nicotine 2 nights ago, I've been having heart palpitations, feeling anxious and a bit light headed. Is this common?

Anxiety: You already have anxiety and depression and are on Xanax (alprazolam) and Zoloft which you should not be mixing with alcohol. I am certain that your doctors have advised you repeatedly against alcohol and nicotine abuse. You are on significant medications for serious diagnosis, you cannot smoke and drink. This reaction is expected. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Keenum
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Prednisolone (Definition)

Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more