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Dr. William Singer
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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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Does GERD causes Heart Palpitations (my heart is pumping fast when I'm active but slows down when I lay on my bed but still pumping alittle hard)?

Does GERD causes Heart Palpitations (my heart is pumping fast when I'm active but slows down when I lay on my bed but still pumping alittle hard)?

Yes it can: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines.Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit.ly/1vlj5 ...Read more

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Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs,  heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read more

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Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

GERD: GERD is a known cause of bronchospasm/asthma and causes cough and shortness of breath in susceptible people. The association with palpitations is weak. I suspect you either have coincidental palpitations or another cause which isn't evident from this brief encounter. ...Read more

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Gerd and heart palpitations. What are the connections. Seems when my gerd acts up it feels like my heart skips beats. can feel in wrist pulse ?

Gerd and heart palpitations.  What are the connections.  Seems when my gerd acts up it feels like my heart skips beats.  can feel in wrist pulse ?

Common.: The esophagus and heart are connected through common nerves. Some of what you feel may be esophageal in nature although you may also have some pauses or "extra" beats if the esophagus is stimulated enough. In any case this sensation is pretty common and benign. It may indicate that your GERD is undertreated. ...Read more

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At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations,fluttering.Every time I feel that,I burp.Related to gerd?Esophagus spasm ?

At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations,fluttering.Every time I feel that,I burp.Related to gerd?Esophagus spasm ?

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. GI gas could cause palpitations ...Read more

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Left side of chest knife pain heart palpitations doctor said I have GERD found nothing in blood work what do I do it goes away?

Left side of chest knife pain heart palpitations doctor said I have GERD found nothing in blood work what do I do it goes away?

Mvp,hpn,tobacco use: Chest pains ; palpitations in a young person iare due to mitral valve prolapse which can be confirmed by echocardiogram, avoid tobacco use.Heart palpitations may also be due to thyroid disorder, atrial fibrillation etc. Hpertension in young person may be due to pheochromocytoma, renal artery stenosis etc.Pain may be related to above conditions. ...Read more

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I keep feeling dizzy and have vertigo every day, with heart palpitations. Did echo and head MRI; came out fine. What's happening? I have GERD, btw.

I keep feeling dizzy and have vertigo every day, with heart palpitations. Did echo and head MRI; came out fine. What's happening? I have GERD, btw.

Dysautonomia - MVP: You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read Dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements, and Cardiamins (Google and use code CMC for discount). Stop using OTC vitamins. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...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