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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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Can too much wine or alcohol make you have heart palpitations?

Can too much wine or alcohol make you have heart palpitations?

Yes: Too much anything is not good. I think you knew the answer or the question would be "how much alcohol before it is dangerous". I hope you do well but listen to your own instincts because you really answered the question yourself. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause a heart flutter?

Can alcohol cause a heart flutter?

Yes: Atrial fibrillation, one of the most rhythm disturbances, can be caused by alcohol, and when people get it after binging it has been called "holiday heart." it usually occurs after larger doses of alcohol, and would indicate drinking at unsafe levels. Safe levels are less than 7 drinks per week in women, and no more than 3 drinks on any drinking occasion. If you drink more than this, talk to md. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Can caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Definitely: Caffeine is a relatively potent stimulant, and as true with all stimulants, it can cause palpitations and a rise in one's heart rate. Should one experience multiple palpitations and/or an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, be sure to see your physician. ...Read more

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What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

Caffeine, alcohol: Some people - but not all - with arrhythmias are sensitive to caffeine and alcohol. Other common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, sugar, sleep apnea, and chocolate. For people with known triggers, avoidance is the key. ...Read more

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Can decaf coffee make your heart flutter?

Can decaf coffee make your heart flutter?

Yes: For people especially sensitive to caffeine, decaf coffee can still cause symptoms. It is not caffeine free, it just has less caffeine. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol cause heart palpitation?

Why does alcohol cause heart palpitation?

Let me help you: It depletes the body of magnesium, which is essential for normal heart rhythm. Because it is a diuretic, it can lead to dehydration, which adversely affects the electrolytes necessary for proper heart function. ...Read more

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Can hydrocodone make your heart beat faster?

Can hydrocodone make your heart beat faster?

Hydrocodone: It should not, usually pain will make your heart beat faster and if you are taking it for pain then it make your heart slow down and lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause shortness of breath and unnecessary heart beats?

Can gastritis cause shortness of breath and unnecessary heart beats?

No: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. It should not cause difficulty breathing or extra heartbeats. Upper abdominal or chest discomfort associated with these symptoms may be a sign of heart disease. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks that cause pounding heart and palpitations cause damage to the heart and lead to heart failure since they are intense?

Can anxiety attacks that cause pounding heart and palpitations cause damage to the heart and lead to heart failure since they are intense?

Not immediately: Also, mot in the near future, but it does take a toll on your entire body including cardiovascular health. It's a good reason to find a good CBT therapist and learn how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. So, don't add another cause for anxiety - instead start to correct the problem. Life will be better overall. ...Read more

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How does anorexia cause heart attacks and your heart to beat out of rhythm?

How does anorexia cause heart attacks and your heart to beat out of rhythm?

Anorexia : Leads to potentially significant metabolic disorders resulting sometimes in life threatening arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Why does acid relux cause heart palpitations and skipped heart beats? Thanks

Why does acid relux cause heart palpitations and skipped heart beats? Thanks

Heart as an organ: The heart is a sensitive organ and as such likes a certain mileu. Acid reflux (heart burn) is not a comfortable condition with acid in an otherwise alkaline mileu (esophagus), hence can cause GI pain and/or masquerade as chest pain. This perturbs the heart and has been associated with atrial fibrillation and/or simple extra beats. This is the explanation that is believed presently. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a fast heart rate and the heart to skip beats?

Can stress cause a fast heart rate and the heart to skip beats?

Yes: Stress leads to adrenaline release which increases heart rate and can contribute to premature beats. ...Read more

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Can heart burn make your heart feel hot?

Can heart burn make your heart feel hot?

Heart burn: Acid goes up and there's a burning sensation in the esophagus and it is felt in the throat or lower where the heart is , hence the name. In addition, acid can turn to gas and you inhale it and gives a heat/burning sensation in the chest. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more