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Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like an abnormal heart rhythm requires more careful evaluation by your doctors. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

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


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I am experiencing chest congestion, heartburn (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat), throat tightness (worsened by: eating certain foods, psychological stress), heart palpitations (worsened by: alco

I am experiencing chest congestion, heartburn (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat), throat tightness (worsened by: eating certain foods, psychological stress), heart palpitations (worsened by: alco

What is question?: You accurately describe the causes of your symptoms of chest congestion and throat tightness. Try to eat at least 3-4 hours before lying down, avoid those foods that trigger symptoms. You may be experiencing anxiety and would benefit from a consult with a psychologist experienced with CBT stress management techniques. Consult with your MD re medications that may help also. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus.?

I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus.?

Nasal congestion: Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory infection which could be viral or bacterial. You did not note how long you have had symptoms. If over 7-10! days would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to see if you need antibiotics. Also would check your pulse, not sure if the palpitations are from medicine you are taking or your illness. ...Read more

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Doc said he heard light heart mumer do have flu bad chest congestion no fever he said prob cause im sick had nuclear stress test 6 monthd ago normal?

Doc said he heard light heart mumer do have flu bad chest congestion no fever he said prob cause im sick had nuclear stress test 6 monthd ago normal?

Benign Murmur: Likely to be a benign murmur... These are murmurs produced by blood flow across the valves when the valves are normal. It can happen during growth (younger days of life - such as teen age years) or pregnancy and other illness (flu, anemia etc.,) have a follow up in a few months to see if the murmur is changing in intensity. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.

What causes heart palpitations? I feel like heart skips beat. In my chest and neck. Is this dangerous? Started last night been on and off.

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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What would cause heart palpitations at night when laying down? I've had ekg, heart monitor, chest xray. All normal. I'm worried and it's uncomfortable

What would cause heart palpitations at night when laying down? I've had ekg, heart monitor, chest xray. All normal. I'm worried and it's uncomfortable

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. It sounds like you've had a good workup and don't need to worry. ...Read more

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Why would a heavy meal, or chest congestion, affect heart rate? Mine can palpitate or slow right down in both instances even when resting in bed.

Why would a heavy meal, or chest congestion, affect heart rate? Mine can palpitate or slow right down in both instances even when resting in bed.

Metabolic demands: A large meal requires 'resources' to be directed to the stomach -i.e. blood! Blood carries vital oxygen and nutrients to tissues (such as the heart) - so a huge meal may infact affect blood flow in some ways. If a narrowing of an artery exists somewhere (such as in coronary artery disease), this change-up can have end organ consequences. With chest congestion it's different, but you should see MD ...Read more

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Sean is 7 has fever, achy, chest congestion ans runny nose. Cough also rapid heart beat. We gave him OTC meds should we go to er?

Sean is 7 has fever, achy, chest congestion ans runny nose. Cough also rapid heart beat. We gave him OTC meds should we go to er?

Asthma Pneumonia: If he has a past history of asthma treated with Singlair, the that would be a good plan. Mild asthma can progress rapidly into something much worse sometimes without treatment. Does he have a nebulizer with albuterol available at home? Is he short of breath or breathing fast? Can he talk without breathing in between words of a sentence? It may be better to be seen by a physician now. ...Read more

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Should I be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Should I be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

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. ...Read more

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Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Absolutely: Probably some of the most common immediate causes of death when they are generated through cardiac ischemia or represent malignant arrhythmias. Not all types of chest pain or palpitations are life threatening, since chest pain is not always heart related and palpitations are most of the time benign. Such symptoms should be taken seriously until workup is completed. ...Read more

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Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?

I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?

Palpitations: If you have such persistent symptoms, you might want to get checked. It could be something serious you may be ignoring, ventricular tachycardia, psvt, a. Fib etc. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations? Prickly feeling in chest? Dizzyness? Vision begins to blackout? They are getting more frequent? Uncomfortable feeling in chest?

Heart palpitations? Prickly feeling in chest? Dizzyness? Vision begins to blackout? They are getting more frequent? Uncomfortable feeling in chest?

Check heart: Heart problems can cause these symptoms and can kill. See your md. If problem is not cardiac, then other conditions such as hyperthyroidism, or more likely panic attacks will be found responsible. Check the heart first. ...Read more

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Is it serious if I have very heavy heart palpitations, sometimes so hard I can see my entire left chest move through my shirt? I have anxiety problems

Is it serious if I have very heavy heart palpitations, sometimes so hard I can see my entire left chest move through my shirt? I have anxiety problems

Could be, prob. Not: In persons with anxiety issues heart palpitations are extremely common. Without knowing your complete health history, I would have to recommend a complete evaluation before just putting it down to anxiety. If it is determined to be from your anxiety, then it is not serious. Doing meditation, yoga, regular exercise, avoiding caffeine and decongestants can all help. ...Read more

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Why is the left side of my chest swollen and I get heart palpitations all throughout the day whether I'm sitting, standing or laying. I'm 17?

Why is the left side of my chest swollen and I get heart palpitations all throughout the day whether I'm sitting, standing or laying. I'm 17?

You should get Physi: A Physical examination by a doctor is the only way to verify that your left side of chest is swollen. If it is really swollen then further testing starting with chest X-rays will be required to check your heart and lungs including the chest wall structures. An enlarged heart due to any cause can cause symptoms like you have described. So lets make sure you do not have anything serious going on ins ...Read more

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In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

Palpitations.: We need to know what your heart is doing during these episodes of palpitations, and the best way to know would be to wear a Holter monitor, which records your heart rhythm for a day or two. We can catch episodes this way and see what your heart is doing, and by that infer etiology. Mention this to your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm feeling very anxious and on edge and uneasy and I feel like it's affecting my everyday life. Sometimes it feels if I have to what feels heart palpitations or like flatter in my chest. Nothing specific brings on this feeling it just happens?

I'm feeling very anxious and on edge and uneasy and I feel like it's affecting my everyday life. Sometimes it feels if I have to what feels heart palpitations or like flatter in my chest. Nothing specific brings on this feeling it just happens?

Generalized Anxiety: You may have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. You need to see your GP to check a few other things, including Thyroid functions. You may need medication and pscycologist help. Check this link https://adaa. Org/understanding-anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/generalized-anxiety-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024562 ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest. What could this be?

Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest. What could this be?

Likely Anxiety: At your age, i'd consider it as anxiety. Unless you are at high risk of suffering from heart attack. Family history of sudden deaths from heart disease, obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases can all increase the likelihood of heart disease even in young people like you...Being physically active and healthy food habits are to be followed on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, flutter and bubble sensation all over and lingering chest pain. Any helpful info?

Heart palpitations, flutter and bubble sensation all over and lingering chest pain. Any helpful info?

I will recommend: Visiting your doctor for a good history and physical exam. Ekg, blood test and possibly stress test. I don't know much about you and if you have any risk for heart problems. Diet and endocrine problems need to be review. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations on and off, and have mild chest pain, is this a serious problem? I am 18 and female

I have heart palpitations on and off, and have mild chest pain, is this a serious problem? I am 18 and female

Common problem: Palpitations are very common in your age group. You should have your thyroid function checked by your doctor and get an ekg. If there is an abnormality it should show up there. If it happens less frequently, you may need a holtor monitor or an event monitor to catch the palpitations while it is happening. Usually they are benign but need to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a fluttering sensation in my chest (i suppose where the sternum is) for the past two weeks. Heart palpitations?

I've been experiencing a fluttering sensation in my chest (i suppose where the sternum is) for the past two weeks. Heart palpitations?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Is there a common description of heart palpitations? Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Is there a common description of heart palpitations? Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Palp: I have many different descriptions...The only description I can give from personal experience is a hard pounding that feels slow (random occurrence) or a light fluttering that feels fast (often when I lay on left side).... I have never had an ekg, echo, or any other heart eval though. I am the doc here just describing personal experience. Too much caffeine. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago, but I have my ovaries, recently I have experienced chest pain, and rapid heart palpitations, is that normal?

Chest Pain: It is never normal to have chest pain and palpitations. A better question may be whether or not it is serious or not. I would recommend to anyone that is having new onset of chest pain and palpitations to be seen and evaluated as soon as possible. It is very unlikely that your hysterectomy had anything to do with these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had heart palpitations and a "lump" feeling in my chest on and off since yesterday. Can I avoid the ER or is that my only option? Female 45

I have had heart palpitations and a "lump" feeling in my chest on and off since yesterday. Can I avoid the ER or is that my only option? Female 45

ERs routinely most $: Yet lowest quality of services for large variety of reasons. Only option? Never, unless choose to not see many others. Palpitations typically ~70% changes in heart rhythm (typically early beast followed by normal timing stronger beat which is felt) & ~30% not heart. "Lump" (I presume) = a sensation, not physically felt mass. I have answered hundreds of questions about preventing artery/heart Ds. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations for a few days with slight chest pain. Anxiety disorder or Takotsubo syndrome? Seeing cardio at end Jan-should I go sooner?

Having heart palpitations for a few days with slight chest pain. Anxiety disorder or Takotsubo syndrome? Seeing cardio at end Jan-should I go sooner?

Palpitations: Although your chest pain may be related to anxiety coronary artery disease is always a concern.
This should be ruled out first.
If your chest pain is related to exercise and gets relieved at rest it wold be advisable you visit your doctor earlier ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

It may be: We can not say, it depends on how fast your heart rate is and if the rhythm is regular or irregular
caffeine has stimulant effect on heart rate bur chest tightness is unusual
you should have it checked by your doctor and may need an ekg to check the rhythm and blood test to rule out overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more

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I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

SEE A DOCTOR: If you are having these symptoms now, seek IMMEDIATE emergency medical attention. If you are not currently having any of these symptoms or any shortness of breath or severe weakness, then schedule an appointment with your PCP or a Cardiologist ASAP. These are symptoms that can signify a very serious cardiac condition that may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

Chest pain: Absent further information such as age, comorbid conditions etc the best suggestion is to assume the worst and seek medical evaluation ASAP ...Read more

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Regularly have heart palpitations and chest pain. Ecg was normal as I was not having palpitations at the time. Bloods all clear. What could this be?

Regularly have heart palpitations and chest pain. Ecg was normal as I was not having palpitations at the time. Bloods all clear. What could this be?

Palps: There are many causes of palpitations that are benign. Sometimes the ECG and bloods do not detect them. When they are really bothersome, there is a device that may be worn for a longer time, called an event monitor, that may be useful. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


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