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Can dehydration cause heart palpitations?

Can dehydration cause heart palpitations?

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 more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitation is also known as Pounding heartbeat. 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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Diagnosed with chonic dehydration. Told to drink 2.3L min. of water per day.. how long should it take to rehydrate and stop heart palpitations 100%?

Diagnosed with chonic dehydration. Told to drink 2.3L min. of water per day.. how long should it take to rehydrate and stop heart palpitations 100%?

Quickly: If you are drinking adequate water per day you should be rehydrated quickly. If you find that you still have heart palpitations then they may be due to another cause and you may want to add a little salt with the fluid- a handful of salted nuts, etc. Also you should be peeing several times per day- every 4 to 6 hours- that is another sign you have adequate hydration See your doctor if not better ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations. EKG was ok. Low iron (not anemic anymore though). Could it be mild dehydration? Seems to improve after excess water intake.

I have heart palpitations. EKG was ok. Low iron (not anemic anymore though). Could it be mild dehydration? Seems to improve after excess water intake.

Yes: Dehydration is very bad for your body,80% of your body is water,also water is essential for all chemical reactions in your body.So it is dehydration the cause of this heart palpitations ...Read more

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What can cause heart palpitations?

What can cause heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Could be...: Viral infections are known to cause inflamation of heart muscles(myocarditis) or the heart's outer layer(pericarditis). If you develop any of it, along with the flu, u might get palpitaions. Also some cold remedies can cause palpitations! ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and what do you do about it? I have had a problem for many years with heart palpitations. I know that caffeine is a real culprit and i try to stay away from it as much as i can. What else can I do?

What causes heart palpitations and what do you do about it? I have had a problem for many years with heart palpitations. I know that caffeine is a real culprit and i try to stay away from it as much as i can. What else can I do?

Lots of Things: If it's just a single out of place beat here or there, it's just an irritable extra beat from either the top or bottom chambers. If it's a sustained thing with a fast run, it's usu one of 3 different rhythms we collectively call svts. If it's all the time, it could be inappropriate sinus tach, atrial flutter or atrial fib. A cardiac electrophysiologist can help you get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Does flu cause heart palpitations?

Does flu cause heart palpitations?

Yes and no: Influenza (the flu) does not directly cause palpitations, but conditions commonly associated with the flu can lead to palpitations. Common reasons why patients with the flu develop palpitations include fever and dehydration. The best way to manage palpitations associated with the flu are bedrest, fluids and medications. Prevention of flu with vaccination of high risk individuals is also important. ...Read more

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I read being dehydrated can be a cause of heart palpitations. So then how many ounces of water a day for adult female, lightly active, 130lb?

I read being dehydrated can be a cause of heart palpitations. So then how many ounces of water a day for adult female, lightly active, 130lb?

Marketing, Marketing: While dehydration may ? heart rate & sensations, especially for those already demonstrating these behaviors, it is not a primary cause, only another variable. In comfortable environment, young people in fairly good health can get by, indefinitely, on as little as 0.5 Liter/day up to as much as 25 Liters/day, a 50-fold range, of liquid intake (all liquids, most of which=water). no reliable answer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sinus infection cause heart palpitations?

Please tell me, could a sinus infection cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Any kind of infection can cause heart palpitations. The most common reasons for palpitations associated with infections include fever and dehydration. Treatment of the infection and adequate rest and fluids are helpful in preventing palpitations. Some sinus medications (those with pseudophed) can also cause or worsen palpitations, and should be avoided if palpitations are present. ...Read more

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My doctor told me my heart palpitations are benign but they have gotten worse since then. They even keep me up at night and cause difficulty breathing?

My doctor told me my heart palpitations are benign but they have gotten worse since then. They even keep me up at night and cause difficulty breathing?

Visit your doctor: Common sense has probably already given you the answer. If things have changed...Then things have changed. I suggest you see your doctor to be rechecked. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations is also known as Pounding heartbeat. 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


Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more