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Could Epinephrine Cause Heart Palpitations
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
Not yet: The sensation of palpitations oftentimes can mean a number of things. Usually in healthy persons it can mean your blood pressure rises and you feel your pulse. Other occasions it can represent an increase in your heart rate. This is abnormal only if heart rates or blood pressures become severely elevated. Monitor your symptoms and see a doctor. They can help identify a problem if it exists. ...Read more
Whenever I'm tired or had a bit of caffeine I feel heart palpitations as if there's an adrenaline rush. I'm only 24 so I fear i have heart problems al?
See your doctor : You may want to see your doctor for an evaluation. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Your doctor can obtain a history and check your heart. This may alleviate your anxiety or fears. You may also want to avoid the use of caffeine. Also, if you smoke, talk to your doctor about quitting. Best wishes! ...Read more
What should a doctor consider before giving a patient metoprolol for heart palpitations due to too much adrenaline?
An endocrinologist: B"sd It is essential to define the nature and source of the excess "adrenaline", which usually refers to normetanephrine (NE) and less commonly but much more dangerous epinephrine (E). Metoprolol is a selective beta blocker which can counter the effects of excess NE. However, E is both beta and alpha. In conditions of E excess metoprolol can result in paradoxical severe hypertension emergency ...Read more
MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx - just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more
Yes: Overeating does increase physical stress on the heart. It is not normal to have symptoms, which would include palpitations, when the heart is experiencing increased physical stress. Further evaluation including possibly a stress test is indicated in this setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and maybe: Certainly arrhythmia can occur at the time of and immediately after an electric shock. Usually. That would be transient. As to whether a shock can cause ongoing arrhythmia that is harder to answer. Palpitations, unexplained, are so common that it would be hard to prove that the rhythm problem was caused by the shock. So i doubt the relation between electric shock and chronic arrhythmia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?
No: You should see a cardiologist to evaluate these episodes of palpitations. This could be a manifestation of your thyroid disease but you should get an evaluation. ...Read more
Having heart palpitations (skipped beat) for a few days, everyday. Under lots of stress. Could that be the cause?
Yes, but...: Stress can contribute to heart palpitations, but so can too much caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. If the palpitations are very frequent throughout the day, or are prolonged or associated with any shortness of breath, chest discomfort, or lightheadedness, you should seek medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can asthma cause heart palpitations? I've been having a sinking heart feeling post workout (lasts seconds), and wondering if the workout could be why?
Palpitations?: It is common to have rapid hear beats and palpitation after workout.We don't know what really sinking heart means.Do you suffer from Asthma.Asthma can cause palpitations during an acute ataack only.Since it is a cocern and if it is happening every time you workout,it may be a good idea to get it checked from your Primary Doctor.It may be nothing serious but still get it checked for peace of mond ...Read more
When I lay on my side @ bedtime, I start to get heart palpitations like my heart is beating out of my chest.. What could be a cause? What should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Palpitations have been described sensation of irregular heart beats, fluttering or flip flopping of the heart. They are common during pregnancy. They should be discussed with your doctor as testing such as an EKG or holter monitor may be needed to rule out other conditions. Some rare conditions which cause palpitations like thyrotoxicosis may contribute to miscarriage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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