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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. Gregory Moneta
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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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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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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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Had heart palpitations and went to ER. potassium was at 3.3 and mildly dehydrated. Bringing my potassium higher will palpitations go away? Will return

Had heart palpitations and went to ER. potassium was at 3.3 and mildly dehydrated. Bringing my potassium higher will palpitations go away? Will return

Potassium: Normalizing your potassium will definitely help. Of course other electrolytes may contribute, too. If the question is if the condition will return you have the answer. Most likely in a similar condition where there is chance to become dehydrated. Make sure that you follow up with your doc following your Er visit. ...Read more

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Does claritan d-12 cause heart palpitations?

Palpitations: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) d is pseudephedrine. It is known to act like a stimulant in some people that may cause rapid heart rate and palpitations. May cause insomnia as well. Not everyone gets these side effects. ...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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What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for an ekg and if needed a holter monitor. ...Read more

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Could soy cause heart palpitations?

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations. ...Read more

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Could msg cause heart palpitations?

Could msg cause heart palpitations?

MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx - just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...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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Can bulimia cause heart palpitations?

Can bulimia cause heart palpitations?

Indirectly: Since this process often leads to a change in a persons metabolism, and the balance of ions in their blood, it can set someone up for death due to a heart rhythm disturbance. In fact, it is one of the most worrisome features of the collection of anorexia,bulimia, and similar disorders. ...Read more

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Can lidocaine cause heart palpitations?

Can lidocaine cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Yes, any anti arrhythmic medicine can make arrhythmias worse. ...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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Does macrocytosis cause heart palpitations?

Does macrocytosis cause heart palpitations?

Macrocytosis is a : Term used to describe rbc that are larger than normal. Common causes are vit b-12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, liver disease, alcoholism, etc. With above mention diseases a rapid heart beating or abnormal heart beating can happen. ...Read more

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Why does estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Why does estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Are you taking Est?: A healthy young male does not need estrogen. Are you taking Estrogen for some reason? Or are you referring to your emotions when you see a attractive young female making your heart throb? ...Read more

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Can lifting weights cause heart palpitations?

Can lifting weights cause heart palpitations?

Possibly: Anything that places stress or increased work on the heart could potentially lead to heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Heart palpitations: Yes. Changes in hormone levels with menopause can trigger heart palpitations, hot flushes, and other symptoms. You should see your doctor for evaluation if you are having heart palpitations. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and sudden cough?

What causes heart palpitations and sudden cough?

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

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What causes heart palpitations when lifting weights?

What causes heart palpitations when lifting weights?

Need recording: Hard to say without seeing the rhythm. If the palpitations are reliably reproducible, your doctor can get you a holter monitor which you wear for 24 hours. Then go lift weights and make it happen. If the episodes are less frequent, get a 30 day monitor. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations? And how to prevent it?

What causes heart palpitations? And how to prevent it?

There are many: different causes of "palpitations" including non cardiac issues. In general, variability to the heart rate is a primary cause but sometimes people feel things in there GI system and call those palpitations as well. Fast or slow heart beats and irregular heart beats are usual. Sometimes excess caffeine, electrolyte abnormalities or stress can cause this. Prevention requires identification first. ...Read more

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Can diuretics cause heart palpitations and if so, is that dangerous?

Can diuretics cause heart palpitations and if so, is that dangerous?

Yes and no: Diuretics don't typically cause palpitations as a direct side effect. But diuretics can cause the body to lose potassium and/or magnesium. Low magnesium or potassium can cause palpitations. It's worthwhile getting your electrolytes checked in a lab. ...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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What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

Palpitations: If you have catecholamines being secreted they could cause both at the same time. This happens during/after sex so you might notice this at those times... ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


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