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Could hormonal imbalance and periods cause heart flutter?

Could hormonal imbalance and periods cause heart flutter?

Yes: Palpitations are common in menopause and are related to changes in hormone levels. Hormones are commonly given to women to treat those symptoms. Palpitations are just the fluttering sensations in the chest most commonly caused by the heart skipping, or beating faster or more forcefully. Sometimes the fluttering sensation is due to something else and the heart rhythm is normal. ...Read more

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Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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These past 2months i get heart flutters a week or so b4 period. Could it be hormonal? I suffer from anxiety as well, & have minor acid reflux.

These past 2months i get heart flutters a week or so b4 period. Could it be hormonal? I suffer from anxiety as well, & have minor acid reflux.

Menstrual flutters: Many things can give a fluttering sensation in the chest, including several heart rhythm issues. Almost all these arrhythmias are benign (not dangerous) but can be annoying. The most common cause of fluttering is pvcs (single extra beats from the bottom chambers). It is common for such arrhythmias to come and go in the menstrual cycle. It is treatable and a heart monitor can make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause heart fluttering right before my period?

Palpitations?: Palpitations caused by premature beats can worsen with hormonal shifts. ...Read more

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I notice my heart tends to murmur more right before and after my period. Would the murmur be caused by hormonal changes ?

I notice my heart tends to murmur more right before and after my period. Would the murmur be caused by hormonal changes ?

Heart: I assume when you say "murmur" you really mean palpitation .., or the sensation if your heart beating . (you can't feel a murmur) . Yes hormonal cycle and menopause can trigger pslpitations. ...Read more

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Could heart flutter be caused by scratching certain parts of the body?

Could heart flutter be caused by scratching certain parts of the body?

No: Although anything is possible , i can't think of a way that those two things are related. ...Read more

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Could too much exercise cause a heart flutter?

New data: There is new data that suggests that long term endurance athletes are at increased risk for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter later in life, possibly due to stretching of the top chambers of the heart. But this is far from conclusive, and a healthy lifestyle is still known as the best way to prevent heart disease. ...Read more

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Can getting hot cause heart flutter?

Can getting hot cause heart flutter?

No: Well we hate to say never in medicine, but i never heard of heat causing atrial flutter. Perhaps if you were overheated you could get symptoms of your heart skipping, but I am talking about the rhythm called atrial flutter. There are many causes such as hypertension, overactive thyroid, valve problems, and alcohol, but not heat to my knowlege. ...Read more

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Does red bull cause a heart flutter?

Does red bull cause a heart flutter?

Yes: Any of these types of energy drink can stimulate the heart and cause heart rhythm problems. These should be avoided in general for routine consumption, especically if prone to heart symptoms or rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Could sadness cause heart flutter?

Could sadness cause heart flutter?

Unlikely: Anxiety can cause palpitations, the sensation that one's heart is pounding. Sadness is not associated with heart rhythm irregularities. Heart flutter should be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hormone Imbalance (Definition)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too ...Read more