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Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Heart palpitations: Yes. Changes in hormone levels with menopause can trigger heart palpitations, hot flushes, and other symptoms. You should see your doctor for evaluation if you are having heart palpitations. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Could heart palpitations be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Could heart palpitations be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: Palpitations, or feeling that the heart is pounding or racing is a fairly common symptom of hyperthyroidism. Other common symptoms include feeling hot, tremors or shakiness, feeling jittery, trouble sleeping, irritability, as well as either weight loss or weight gain, and tiring easily. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

Can heart palpitations be caused by ectopic pregnancy?

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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Can heart flutter be caused by chemo and menopause?

Can heart flutter be caused by chemo and menopause?

Yes, either: Heart palpitations can be caused by either low estrogen levels, fluctuating estrogen levels, or chemotherapy. Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and 5-fu are chemotherapies that commonly cause palpitations. The steroids (prednisone) given with chemotherapy can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations caused by stress/anxiety be painful or painless?

Yes: Stress and a anxiety have direct relationship to arrhythmia and subsequent palpitations(symptomatic). Other patients can have arrhythmia and remain asymptomatic. If palpitation is present, there are a series of evaluation (physical examination, history, diagnostic tests and labs), which may be necessary to rule out any serious situations. ...Read more

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Could atrial fibrillation be caused by valerian?

Could atrial fibrillation be caused by valerian?

Probably not: Valerian, a naturally occurring medicinal herb, has mild sedative effects but no known cardiac electrical effects. It has been used in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia among other things, but is not known to be associated with atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Can dizziness/lightheadedness be caused by hypothyroidism?

Can dizziness/lightheadedness be caused by hypothyroidism?

Not usually: Dizziness/lightheadedness is very non-specific and can be seen in almost any disease and can be just be the manifestation of benign positional vertigo. Hypothyroidism normally doesn't present with that. ...Read more

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Could atrial fibrillation be caused by a dream?

Could atrial fibrillation be caused by a dream?

Unlikely: Atrial fibrillation can be provoked (though only in part) by certain stress and relaxation states, but since you don't have control of those in a dream, it's probably not worth worrying about. ...Read more

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Will headaches be caused by heart problems?

Will headaches be caused by heart problems?

Possible: More common causes such as migraines , HTN , hyoglycemia , etc are usually checked out first. Input from neuro may be helpful too. If all is negative... Then echo , holter, tilt table test etc can be done. ...Read more

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Could a heart attack be caused by from claustrophobia?

Could a heart attack be caused by from claustrophobia?

Possible: Any severe anxiety can lead to heart attack. It is always better avoid such situations and /or learn to cope. Simple claustrophobia is okay, but someone with extreme anxiety due to any problems should consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Could being impotent be cause by heart problems?

Could being impotent be cause by heart problems?

Yes: There are many possible causes for impotence or erectile dysfunction, one of which is cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Can a rapid heart rate be caused by insomnia?

Can a rapid heart rate be caused by insomnia?

Coffee?: Sudden runs of rapid heartbeat that may take your breath away is supraventricular tachycardia. If you are sleeping poorly and have svt, my first concern is too much caffeine. If your heart simply seems fast and you are not sleeping well, the cause may be anything from anxiety (which you recognize) to something more troublesome. More than 2 weeks, physician's office visit is in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could my non-cardiac, non-musculoskeletal chest pain be caused by overactive cortisol?

Could my non-cardiac, non-musculoskeletal chest pain be caused by overactive cortisol?

No: However, rarely a lung tumor, which can cause chest pain can cause overactive cortisol. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can heart murmurs be caused by?

What can heart murmurs be caused by?

Many things: There are many types of murmurs that sound and behave differently. Commonly it's related to how blood flows through different parts of your heart. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate was 205 can this be caused by dehydration?

My resting heart rate was 205 can this be caused by dehydration?

Doctor can evaluate: Many things in life are possible, but heart rates above the 170's usually mean something else is wrong. Dehydration means different things to different people, and comes in varying severities. Teens and adults with a little bit of dehydration due to minor illnesses, or moderate dehydration due to bad stomach flu, are not likely to get up to the 200 heart rate range. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary emboli be caused by stress?

Could pulmonary emboli be caused by stress?

No: Stress is not one of the causes of pulmonary embolism. Most embolisms originate in the legs (90%) and some originate in the arms (10-15%). Main causes include immobility, oral contraceptives, hip/knee surgery, right heart dysfunction, cancer and inheritable/genetic abnormalities. Stress causes a lot of medical conditions but embolism is not one of them. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more