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Can gas in the stomach cause heart palpitations?

Can gas in the stomach cause heart palpitations?

No: To be precise, gas in the stomach can not cause heart palpitations, but it can give the feeling like there is something happening to the heart when there is not. We frequently have patients who feel "palpitations" while wearing a heart monitor and we see no abnormalities of the heart rate or rhythm. So, the sensation can come from causes unrelated to the heart. ...Read more

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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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Abdominal and back pain.Passing out gas.Heart palpitations?

Abdominal and back pain.Passing out gas.Heart palpitations?

See your doctor or: Go to the emergency department very, very soon. Loss of consciousness with palpitations is a significant combination of symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Lower abdominal bloating with  gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Digestive: The heart is like a ship in the ocean, buffeted by hormones secreted when things go wrong. That is probably causing your palpitations. The bloating may be pressing on your diaphragm causing the difficulty breathing. This does not seem to be a heart problem, but it is always prudent to have your heart checked. ...Read more

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Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

The vagus nerve?: The association between GI activity (e.g. Gas/bloating, acid reflux) and palpitations exists, but we aren't sure why. It may involve the vagus nerve, which controls GI tract as well as the heart, especially the electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Alterations in vagus activity, triggered by GI feedback, may alter conduction properties in heart muscle, leading to fast or irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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I am 44 yrs old. I have been experiencing strong heart palpitations and a flutter in my upper left side of my stomach. What could this be?

I am 44 yrs old.  I have been experiencing strong heart palpitations and a flutter in my upper left side of my stomach. What could this be?

See your doctor: The feeling of palpitations flutter may be from your heart which you are feeling So see your Md and make sure that your heart is Ok and no issues with it. Because if it is from your heart it need attention ASAP ...Read more

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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


Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more


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