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Doctor insights on: Can Hypothyroidism Cause Irregular Heart Beat

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can certain foods or drinks cause irregular heart beat with diarrhea?

Can certain foods or drinks cause irregular heart beat with diarrhea?

Tannins/ caffeine: Drinks with high tannins (some teas) or drinks with increased caffeine (coffee/ tea) can cause diarrhea. Heartbeats might be impacted.

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Does whey protein cause irregular heart beat?

Does whey protein cause irregular heart beat?

No: Mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production. Used as a dietary supplement for muscle building. Some people experience digestive issues following use like gas, bloating, cramps, headaches and irritability. If you heart is irregular see a physician for ekg and physical exam. If happen after the whey stop it and see a doctor.

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Can low vitamin B12 cause irregular heart beat?

Can low vitamin B12 cause irregular heart beat?

No: B12 is involved in blood cell formation and nervous system function. Its deficiency can result in macrocytic (large blood cell size), and a host of neurological and GI symptoms. Some feel stamina and energy level might be affected. No connection to irregular heartbeat.

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Asleep and had a scary dream. Can this cause irregular heart beat?

Asleep and had a scary dream. Can this cause irregular heart beat?

For sure!: Your heart responds to Adrenalin and a scary dream can pump a lot of it into your circulation. In the most extreme of circumstances, it's actually possible to be "scared to death" - this is the mechanism of so-called "voodoo death" in which a pre-scientific person is so scared of black magic directed against them, that they have a serious arrhythmia and die. Nightmares are usually harmless though.

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Which blood pressure medicine that after long term use can cause irregular heart beat.

Which blood pressure medicine that after long term use can cause irregular heart beat.

Irregular HR: The dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers and nitrates can cause reflex tachycardia but not irregular hear beat.

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What is the risk of low potassium. How low potassium needs to be to cause irregular heart beat?

What is the risk of low potassium. How low potassium needs to be to cause irregular heart beat?

Usually 3.3 or lower: This depends on other health issues. Other electrolyte disorders that are present might make a person more sensitive to low potassium. Certain meds, most critically digoxin, increase sensitivity to low potassium as well. Perhaps most important is the reason why postassium is low; if the abnormality is caused by a systemic illness then problems might occur even at a level of 3.4 to 3.6 or so.

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Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori?

Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori?

No-yes-no: Omeprazole and amoxicillin: NO but Clarithromycin can cause PVCs, prolonged QT interval, and Torsades de pointes tachycardia. You should have an EKG done before your next dose to rule this out (prolonged QT which can lead to Torsades is the only dangerous one and easily diagnosed. Some people are born with sensitivity to this class of drugs).

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Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori? Only have 3 days left.

Unusual: This is not likely to be secondary to the medications you are receiving, but best to go back and see your doctor and have the irregular heart beat checked in detail. Good luck and best wishes.

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What can be a cause for irregular heart beat?

What can be a cause for irregular heart beat?

Check out this link.: Get reassurance and a concrete answer from your dr. Take care! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-arrhythmias/ds00290/dsection=causes.

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What are the solutions to an irregular heart beat? What causes the heart to skip and what is the cure?

What are the solutions to an irregular heart beat? What causes the heart to skip and what is the cure?

Irregular Heart Beat: There are many causes. If you are symptomatic it can be treated with medications. If it is refractory then ablation is a choice.

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Does mirtazapine causes irregular heart beat?

Does mirtazapine causes irregular heart beat?

Controversial: It's a very rare cause of torsades de pointes. An ECG to check for prolonged qtcc (that may indicate increase risk) should be done every year or every 6 months. Consult your physician. Few studies minimize the risk.

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Would blockage in arteries of the heart cause an irregular heart beat?

Would blockage in arteries of the heart cause an irregular heart beat?

Yea: It is possible especially if there is some heart damage caused by the blockage.

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I'm curious as to what can cause an irregular heart beat/rhythm?

I'm curious as to what can cause an irregular heart beat/rhythm?

Many causes: Electrolyte imbalance, especially low potassium or low magnesium. Hypoxia (low oxygen). Lack of circulation (ischemia). Structural anomalies (like mitral stenosis or by-pass tract.)abnormal cardiac function (like cardiomyopathy). Infection (like myocarditis). Ph imbalance (acidosis or alkylosis). Cardiac stimulation (like nicotine, caffeine, cocaine, adrenalin). Fatigue, stress, anxiety, aging.

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Can a stroke be caused by an irregular heart beat with a low heart rate?

Can a stroke be caused by an irregular heart beat with a low heart rate?

Yes, it is possible: Irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation may cause stroke. As upper chambers of the heart (atria) do not contract effectively and blood tends to clot due to slow flow or stasis in these chambers. With occaissional normal beats or convertion to normal rythm may cause these clots to break loose and block the circulation in the brain. That is why in most cases blood thinners are prescribed.

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Was hospitalized for irregular heart beat...After I was given atavan and feel asleep my heart went back to normal...Could it of been caused by anxiety?

Probably not: Anxiety can surely cause feelings of palpitations and may even provoke premature beats. It does not typically cause true arrhythmias. It depends somewhat on what you meant by "irregular heart beat." your doctor can probably give you a more accurate diagnosis after looking at the recorded heart rhythm.

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What could cause stomach pain and an irregular heart beat?

What could cause stomach pain and an irregular heart beat?

Irregular heart beat: Pain sensors on the heart are often inaccurate. Occasionally heart irritation can tell your brain that you're experiencing pain in the abdomen, or even the neck, back, arms, or part of the chest away from the heart itself. Also, similar nerves that feed heart regulation, also send signals to the abdomen and stomach. Get a thorough history & physical examination with your doctor or cardiologist

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My son age 10 was diagnosed with slight irregular heart beat and slight high heart pressure what could cause this problem?

My son age 10 was diagnosed with slight irregular heart beat and slight high heart pressure what could cause this problem?

Needs further evalua: A 10 year old with high blood pressure and irregular heart beat can be normal but I would have concerns if no obvious reason for the blood pressure. If he is of normal weight, is able to keep up with kids his own age while playing and has had no breathing or blue in the face episodes, he is likely ok but I would have someone listen to his heart, get a cxr, and consider an ekg or further testing.