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When I asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

When I asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

Palpitations: Yes, stimulants can cause palpitations, and nicotine is a powerful stimulant. Cigarettes, cigars, dip, chew or any tobacco product has a significant amount of nicotine. However, palpitations can also result from underlying heart problems or metabolic problems, so don't assume it's the nicotine until you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes.: Ginseng can also cause nervousness, anxiety, agitation and high blood pressure. Several other herbs have a similar effect, like ephedra and ginkgo-biloba. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

A few: Some times simply changing your bodies postion will shift the hearts position closer the the chest and make the pulse more palpable. Lying flat can cause reflux which that irritates the heart and causes palpitations. Especially pts with a large hiatal hernia. Simple diagnostic evalluations such as a n upper GI study and a holter. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

Palpitations: You need to get an ekg, holter, event monitor and loop recorder in sequence to diagnose cause of your palpitations. If everything is normal, then it simply anxiety disorder. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

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

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What would are some probably causes of heart palpitations in a 20 year old?

What would are some probably causes of heart palpitations in a 20 year old?

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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I've been having heart palpitations, occasional skiped beats, breathing deeply seems to alleviate them, what causes this?

Many causes: A good history and physical very important to find out the cause. Could be just nothing. Many people have skipped beats that after the million dollar work up turn to be benign. I have those. But, possible causes are anxiety, psychosocial stressors, caffeine, energy drinks, hyperthyroid, heart disease, asthma, side effects from medications. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

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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Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

No but: Being ill does. Fever, dehydration, diminished appetite with electrolyte imbalance and some over the counter remedies can all lead to irregularity of the heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Yes: It probably happens more often than we realize. We know that certain viruses, like echo and coxsackie viruses have a predilection for the heart and there may be others that are not as well recognized. ...Read more

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What causes sudden body chilling and shivering followed by heart palpitations.?

What causes sudden body chilling and shivering followed by heart palpitations.?

Adrenaline: Could be an adrenaline rush from anxiety. Or could be a thyroid imbalance or hormone related. Sometimes the medications for palpitations can do it. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

Sometimes: Palpitations are listed as a side effect of welbutrin occurring in up to 2 to 6% of people who are treated with that medication according to lexi-drugs a commonly used drug referrence. ...Read more

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Which wine or beer would less likely cause heart palpitations?

Palpitation: The wine or beer you don't drink would fill that bill. If alcoholic drinks bother your heart, don't drink them. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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