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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. Corey Clay
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Sadness (Definition)

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period of time. ...Read more


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Could sadness give you heart palpitations?

Could sadness give you heart palpitations?

Unlikely directly: But if you have sleep apnea contributing to your sadness, and 20% of people with sleep apnea have depression and vice versa, then you could have sleep apnea causing difficulties with your heart rhythm as well as with your mood. Abnormal thyroid such as hyperthyroidism could do the same. ...Read more

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I sometimes have constant heart palpitations, for ex when under stress, sadness, hungry or in hot/cold weather. How do these affect heart health?

I sometimes have constant heart palpitations, for ex when under stress, sadness,  hungry or in   hot/cold weather. How do these affect heart  health?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com YOU NEED TO DETERMINE THE TYPE OF ARRHYTHMIA FIRST. ...Read more

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Could too much exercise cause a heart flutter?

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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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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Does fiber cause heart flutter?

Does fiber cause heart flutter?

Probably not: I have never seen or heard of that. If you just mean palpitations or a fluttering sensation in the chest, perhaps. Some people get bloating from a high fiber diet and that could possible cause fluttering sensations in the chest. All palpitations are not related to actual irregular heart beat. The palpitation is just a sensation that you get of fluttering in the chest. ...Read more

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Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Rhythm disturbances: Palpitations ("fluttering heart rate") may be related to, and induced by acid reflux on occasion. Don't know if atrial flutter specifically is. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the most common cause of heart flutter?

Abnormalities/Damage: Abnormalities or damage to the structure of your heart are the most common. However there are other causes: heart attacks, high blood pressure, stress, an overactive thyroid gland, medications, caffeine, lung diseases, viral infections, and/or previous heart surgeries. ...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


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