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Can Diuretics Cause Heart Palpitations
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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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
Come and go: Everyone has palpitations sometimes-they're not necessarily abnormal. Some factors that may contribute: caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, lack of sleep, stress. Certain meds (even over the counter) & electrolyte imbalance (as from diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating, and dieting). Lying quietly, especially face down or left side down will cause you to feel them more. If still troublesome, seek help. ...Read more
What causes heart palpitations in a healthy person and can they be an early indication of a potential illness?
Palpitations: Palpitations can be caused by strong emotions such as getting excited, angry or nervous, by vigorous exercises, or by caffeine, alcohol or medications such as sudafed. There are different types like skipped beats, various rapid beats and/or irregular beats. Medical conditions can cause palpitations, including hyperthyroidism, anemia, hypoglycemia, and cardiac problems. See your doctor for eval. ...Read more
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
Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.
I have had heart palpitations for 3 days now with mild discomfort I was diagnosed with costochondritis in 2013 can this cause palpitations?
Costochondritis is not a cause of palpitations.
Chest pain/discomfort with palpitations should should be evaluated for alternative causes.
Heart rhythm problems may or may not be the cause of the chest symptoms.
Best is to see a doctor for formal evaluation and since symptoms are ongoing, , would consider this evaluation to be done promptly. ...Read more
I've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?
Always had heart palpitations but stopped having them completely for 3 weeks but now it has come back again. What causes this? Is it to do with diet?
Holter monitor: If you experience frequent and bothersome palpitations, you should document what your heart rhythm is at the time of your symptoms by wearing a holter monitor for 24hours. You may be having benign premature beats which are made worse by caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, stress and anxiety. Your md can order this test. ...Read more
Heart palpitations after working out. Not during. And a few extra ones this week when just sitting down. Had a 2d echo about a month and a half ago, came back fine...what could the cause be?
NEW ONSET: HOW ABOUT NEW ONSET ATRIAL FIB AS ONE POSSIBILITY? ...Read more
Should I be concerned about heart palpitations when I'm not lying down? I get heart palpitations throughout the day with seemingly no cause. I have no pre-existing conditions and I'm not taking any medications. Should I be concerned?
If you feel your heart racing and your not exerting yourself this is known as palpitations. If you have these sensations then you may want to go to your physician and he may provide you a monitor or refer you to a cardiologist (or a cardiac electrophysiologist, a heart electrician) who may place a 24 hour holter monitor if you symptoms on a daily basis or an event monitor if you have it less often. Then when you have symptoms you can document the time in a dairy for the holter or activate the record mode on the event monitor and call the recording in so your physicians can correlate what your heart rhythm is during your sensation of palpitations. This is one of our gold standards.
I hope this is helpful. ...Read more
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
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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