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Can Testosterone Cause Rapid Heartbeat
Yes, rarely: Although rare, rapid heart beat has been described with testosterone use. One mechanism of this is that rarely testosterone can cause a drop in blood sugar. This can result in a rapid hearbeat as the body releases adrenaline in response to the low blood sugar level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there different types of testosterones that will cause a rapid heartbeat a few hours after injection more than others? How can this be prevented?
Not to my understand: While people react differently to different medications, there's no way of knowing in advance which testosterone will cause what side effect. All the hormone preparations list tachycardia or fast heart rate as a side effect. There's no specific way to mitigate these side effects but generic cardiac meds can be used. Talk to your prescriber or use HealthTap Prime to discuss your individual case. ...Read more
Can elevated levels of testosterone (two to three times the normal amount for a thin, 18 year old female) cause palpitations or MItral Valve Prolapse?
Probably unrelated: The tachycardia is probably unrelated to the act of eating per se, but may be related to what you've eaten, especially if your food contains any form of cardiac stimulant or you have a food allergy or intolerance. Unless it's occurring regularly, it's likely coincidence. ...Read more
Not usually: Lipitor (atorvastatin) does not commonly affect the heart rate or rhythm. Rarely, patients are allergic… patients who take Lipitor (atorvastatin) may have other associated cardiac conditions that may themselves be the cause of the rapid heart beat. The best recommendation is to have an ekg done and perhaps wear a 24 hour cardiac (holter) monitor. That will help you and your doctor determine the cause of your rapid heart beat. ...Read more
It can: I have seen many patients who get palpitations after smoking marijuana, who do not have problems after they stop. This is not common, and most smokers do not get it. I have worked up several patients with this complaint to see if they had a predisposition to things like atrial fib or flutter, or supraventricular tachycardia (svt), but did not find it. If you are having this problem, stop using it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anxiety cause palpitations? Almost a feeling like i have an irregular heartbeat which causes more worry, which cause more palpitations? A cycle
Several things: Being not relaxed is just one of many things that affects heart rate and rhythm. You could have an overactive thyroid for instance. Fever can make you heart beat faster or being dehydrated. Some times the heart rhythm can just become abnormal such as when a person gets atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Certain drugs and venoms cause reversible or irreversible blockade of acetylcholine receptors. Some cause rapid heart rate. If you're receiving such a drug, it's under the supervision of a physician, so put your trust in that person. Whether the increased heart rate is injurious depends on the specifics of your health history and condition. ...Read more
If venlafaxine is the cause of my rapid heartbeat will it wear off? Dose increased 4 weeks ago, rapid heart started 2 weeks ago.
Yes: It should improve if the dose is lowered not sometimes the med has to be stopped altogether before it will resolve. ...Read more
I was taken to the hospital necause i jad a rapid heartbeat, and was diagnosed with anxiety attack. What causes this and how can I prevent this?
See below: You were having a panic attack, SEE: http://bit.ly/1saJf5y A breathing meditation called the 4-7-8 technique is excellent for immediate relaxation, and easy to do. To see a video demonstrating it SEE: http://bit.ly/1uyQgg8 For good advice on stress SEE: http://bit.ly/1t1LbhG For a very good APP for stress reduction SEE: http://bit.ly/1sahAS1 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for an allergic reaction to a certain food cause rapid heartbeat or a spike in blood pressure?
Fast heartbeat: Yes. It sometimes happens but by itself is not a true allergy but a sensitivity or inbtolerance. ...Read more
Dx w/hypothyroid in nov. Took meds, caused chest pains/rapid heartbeat. Stopped taking meds. Still have episodes. Never had b4. Im scared. 38/f/obese?
Cardiac evaluation: Too much thyroid can cause a fast heartbeat but appropriate doses should not; you might be allergic to one of the ingredients in the meds you took or might be deficient in magnesium or potassium. You might also have a heart problem that is hidden by being hypothyroid so i advise seeing a cardiologist for a cardiac evaluation. Treating your thyroid can help you lose weight. See http://abt.Cm/18gpb3. ...Read more
Indirectly, yes.: Water pills can cause dehydration which may make the blood pressure drop and the heart rate rise that you might sense as heart palpations. Most water pills can also cause potassium levels to drop which can then cause heart rhythm disturbances. REGARDLESS, these are SERIOUS symptoms. Please seek immediate emergency medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Can extreme heat cause a stronger heartbeat? Whenever I go into hot weather I have bad palpitations and a bounding pulse.
Not unusual: Probably nothing to worry about but best to check with your doc to be sure. It will feel good to go home to know that there is nothing wrong. Better be safe and good luck. ...Read more
Having dizziness, body twitches causing severe insomnia, rapid heartbeat. CBC results normal but ferritin 34 - range 15-150. Ferritin level the cause?
Iron deficiency: Your body stores of iron are low, but not depleted. Menstrual blood loss is a common cause of iron deficiency in women. You should take oral iron supplement and multivitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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