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Asthma 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
Arrhythmia : Sometimes skipped heart beats knows as premature ventricular or atrial contractions (pvc, pac) cause these symptoms, these are benign. There other causes of palpitations like a supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia, these are more serious and should be investigated. I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor and get a holter monitor to find put what is causing them. ...Read more
4yr old taking Qvar and Albuterol for asthma. Can these medications increase heart rate and cause PVC's?
PVC's : In a healthy 31 yr old male, pvc's are almost never the cause of any major issues. Mostly likely, you're having some anxiety when experiencing pvc's (which is very common)! nevertheless, get a check up to make sure there isn't anything else going on. If you're checkup is clean, i bet those symptoms will go away after getting the proper reassurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Albuterol can cause chest tightness, irregular heart beat, high BP, and anxiety. I have Irritable Heart Syndrome. Is this safe to take for allergies?
Medicine indication: The albuterol can cause those symptoms, but not always. It's possible it could mimic the symptoms of irritable heart syndrome but should not cause damage to the heart. Albuterol is not commonly used as an allergy drug unless you get allergy-induced asthma/bronchospasm. If your allergic symptoms are more nose and eyes, albuterol will not be helpful relief. Try an antihistamine or nasal steroid Rx. ...Read more
Pvcs and sinus tachycardia. Feel short of breath and faint and chest pain daily .What can be the cause of sinus tachycardia?
Tachycardia: Could be any of several causes such as anemia, dehydration or even too much caffeine. PVC's are common and although you feel bad they usually are not a bad sign. Some of this may be stress related or pain related. If your evaluation has been negative then try drinking more water and eliminate caffeine from your diet. Also follow with your regular physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?
Need evaluation: Symptoms of shortness of breath and frequent cough can be related to asthma or other conditions that can affect pregnant women including cardiomyopathy (heart problems). Allergies and asthma frequently occur together and if untreated or under treated can lead to serious consequences. It important these symptoms are addressed by a physician specialist soon. ...Read more
Sudden heart palps, tightness in chest, nausea, irritable, rapid breathing, Dry cough. Panic/anxiety attacks?
Possible panic: attacks. Please see your doc to rule out or identify medical conditions. After that consider seeing a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating panic attacks. Lots of reason to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Symptoms: Hyperthyroid comes to mind but the symptoms listed could be many things. ...Read more
Maybe: Irritations in the gastrointestinal tract can result in palpitations. Treatment of the gastritis may lead to decreased symptoms. Full cardiac evaluation would be recommended. Acid blockers, probiotics and or antibiotics may be used to treat the gastritis. Control of the irregular heart beat may need antiarrhythmia medications to bring them under control and improve the symptoms such as sob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are chest tightness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and light headedness early, mid, or late asthma attack symptoms?
Asthma vs panic: Asthma attacks are due to allergic triggers setting off an inflammatory response in the lungs, narrowing breathing pathways. Panic attacks are due to emotional triggers, often associated with hyperventilation and a feeling of difficulty breathing. They are also associated with dizziness and numbness and tingling of the extremities and around the mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress relief: Yes it can. It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like msg. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like Propranolol or xanax (alprazolam). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer