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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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How severe are heart palpitations for a woman going through menopause?

How severe are heart palpitations for a woman going through menopause?

Mostly just nuisance: It is extremely common for peri-menopausal women to develop heart palpitations. The overwhelming majority of these cases represent heart rhythms that are in no way dangerous, but can be uncomfortable and even sometimes intolerable due to the sensation of racing or fluttering pulse. The "severity" generally relates not to health risks, but to how much it interferes with your life. ...Read more

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How bad can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopause?

Severe : But, there are other causes of palpitations that may be related to the heart and have nothing to do with hormonal changes. Irregular rhythms of the heart is a major cause of palpitations and they can be serious. See your healthcare provider/cardiologist for an ekg and cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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How severe can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopausal changes?

How severe can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopausal changes?

Different: Menopause is different for every woman. Many woman have to get help due to palpitations and other problems. This is when you need a trusted physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heart palpitations after menopause?

Is it normal to have heart palpitations after menopause?

Fairly common.: Hormonal changes can cause premature beats and runs of rapid beating. If they continue to recur, they merit a careful cardiovascular evaluation, including an EKG, complete history, physical exam and blood tests, including tests for anemia, kidney function and thyroid function. Treatment with beta blockers and other drugs can help whether there's another cause or simply hormonal changes. ...Read more

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49 yr old menopausal symptoms. Began HRT, having heart palpitations on it, why cant Dr. tweak dosage? He wants to discontinue!

49 yr old menopausal symptoms. Began HRT, having heart palpitations on it, why cant Dr. tweak dosage? He wants to discontinue!

I am not sure: of your doctor's thoughts but it likely has something to do wit the fact that you are experiencing side effects. HRT has serious potential side effects. There are real pro's and con's. See: http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/menopause-hormone-therapy#1 ...Read more

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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 palpitations be caused by naproxen sodium reaching its half life?

Palpitations: Naproxen is not a common cause of palpitations. Having said that, virtually anything could cause palpitations. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for an ekg and if needed a holter monitor. ...Read more

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Could soy cause heart palpitations?

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations. ...Read more

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Could msg cause heart palpitations?

Could msg cause heart palpitations?

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

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Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

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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I've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?

I've been having heart palpitations at night since returning from a trip to Vegas where I ate lots of junk food. Could the food have caused this?

Junk food: Yes, junk food might cause your heart palpitations but if you are also taking perhaps too much liquor, please stop that for a few days. If alcohol was not something you drank while in Vegas, you must see your primary doctor. ...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


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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more